aide quits amid racism row


Woman Susan Hussey, a longtime aide to Queen Elizabeth II, has resigned from palace duties after offending the CEO of a black ladies’s charity with supposedly racist remarks. Buckingham Palace referred to as her feedback concerning the CEO’s nationality “unacceptable and deeply regrettable.”

Ngozi Fulani claimed on Wednesday {that a} sure “Woman SH” approached her at a palace occasion the day earlier than, touched her hair, and requested her “the place are you from?” Fulani, who was born in Britain however is of African and Caribbean descent, stated that she was British, to which Hussey allegedly replied “no, however the place do you actually come from, the place do your individuals come from?”

Aged 83, Hussey was a detailed confidant of the late Queen Elizabeth II, and had been appointed ‘Woman of the Family’ by King Charles after the queen’s loss of life in September. 

Regardless of serving the royal household since 1960, Hussey resigned on Wednesday. A spokesperson for Prince William stated that it was “proper” that she resign, whereas Buckingham Palace referred to as her feedback “unacceptable and deeply regrettable,” and handed her apologies on to Fulani.

Fulani herself has appeared extensively on British tv and in print media within the wake of the incident, accusing the royal household of perpetuating “institutional racism,” describing her encounter with Hussey as “traumatic,” and providing what she referred to as “anti-racism” coaching to the palace.

Whereas a palace supply advised the Impartial that it could “work with” Fulani and “categorical apologies in particular person,” Hussey has discovered some defenders within the media. Spectator columnist Petronella Wyatt chalked the complete scandal as much as Hussey’s age and the truth that she grew up in an period of various social norms, whereas Reform Celebration founder Nigel Farage referred to as Fulani an “anti-royal, anti-British Marxist” who “deliberate this proper from the very begin.”

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