The British royal family is facing backlash this week over another racism controversy after a longtime royal aide was accused earlier this week of repeatedly questioning a Black charity head about their origins.
Why it matters: This is not the first time the royal family has faced accusations of racism.
- During a sit-down interview with Oprah last year, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, alleged that an unnamed member of the family had speculated about the skin tone of their child.
Lady Susan Hussey — a longtime aide to the late Queen Elizabeth II and William’s godmother — resigned from her role Wednesday after she reportedly questioned a Black charity head at a Buckingham Palace reception about where she was “really from,” Reuters reported.
- Ngozi Fulani, the head of a domestic abuse charity called Sistah Space, met Hussey at a reception hosted by Camilla, the queen consort, on Tuesday.
- Fulani said Hussey, 83, repeatedly asked her questions such as: “What part of Africa are you from?” and “What nationality are you?”
Mixed feelings about yesterday's visit to Buckingham Palace. 10 mins after arriving, a member of staff, Lady SH, approached me, moved my hair to see my name badge. The conversation below took place. The rest of the event is a blur.
Thanks @ManduReid & @SuzanneEJacob for support🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/OUbQKlabyq
— Sistah Space (@Sistah_Space) November 30, 2022
The media spotlight on the trip is more intense as Buckingham Palace has become embroiled in a racism scandal that led to the resignation of the Prince of Wales’s godmother, Lady Susan Hussey. A spokesperson for the prince gave a sharp rebuke to her regarding comments to a Black advocate for domestic abuse survivors.
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