PRINCE William has slammed his godmother after she resigned following an alleged race storm at Buckingham Palace.
The Duke of Cambridge said the ordeal was “really disappointing” and that is was “正确的” Lady Susan Hussey had stepped down.
威廉 说: “I was really disappointed to hear about the guests experience at Buckingham Palace last night.
“明显地, I wasn’t there, but racism has no place in our society.
“The comments were unacceptable, and it is right that the individual has stepped aside with immediate effect.”
William’s spokesperson made the comments in the US ahead of a visit by the Royal and Princess Kate.
Ngozi, who was born in Britain, attended the event on behalf of domestic abuse charity Sistah Space to mark the UN’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
She said she was horrified when Lady Susan approached her, moved her hair to see her name badge and asked: “Where do your people come from?”
The employee repeatedly questioned what part of Africa she was from and when she first came to the UK, Ngozi claims.
She said the experience, 只是 10 minutes after arriving, left her “insulted” with “mixed feelings” about the royal visit.
白金汉宫 this morning confirmed the staffer involved had stepped aside after an investigation.
A spokesperson said: “We take this incident extremely seriously and have investigated immediately to establish the full details.
“In this instance, unacceptable and deeply regrettable comments have been made.
“We have reached out to Ngozi Fulani on this matter, and are inviting her to discuss all elements of her experience in person if she wishes.
“In the meantime, the individual concerned would like to express her profound apologies for the hurt caused and has stepped aside from her honorary role with immediate effect.
“All members of the Household are being reminded of the diversity and inclusivity policies which they are required to uphold at all times.”
Ngozi has slammed the Palace ordeal and said she wanted to leave after being made to feel “very unwelcome”.
她告诉 镜子: “[What she did] was racism. Through and through. It was prolonged racism.
“The fact that it was just done in the open in front of people, on a day when we should be working towards violence against women.”
The campaigner said she felt “被攻击” but did not wish anyone to lose their job.