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UK: Palace employee resigns after racist comment

An employee of the royal household british who resigned after asking the director of a black British charity where she was from”Really” during an official reception, he apologized in person Friday and vowed to educate himself about racism.

Royal officials said that lady susan Hussey “offered his sincerest apologies” to Ngozi Fulani during a meeting at Buckingham Palace “full of warmth and understanding.”

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“Lady Susan is committed to deepening her understanding of the sensitivities involved and is grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the issues in this area”the Palace said in a statement.

He said that Fulani, who founded the women’s shelter Sistah Space, “He has accepted this apology and acknowledges that there was no malicious intent.”

The incident occurred last month at a reception hosted by Camilla, the queen consort, for women working to combat domestic violence. On social media, Fulani described her surprise when asked “what part of Africa” it was.

Hussey, 83, who was for decades a lady-in-waiting to the late Queen Elizabeth II, resigned her honorary royal post after the incident.

The Palace statement, issued on behalf of Hussey and Fulani, condemned the “appalling torrent of abuse on social media and elsewhere” addressed to Fulani, and said that it had been a “immensely distressing period” mutually.

King Carlos III and the royal family are pleased with the result, the palace said.

The British royal family is again under intense scrutiny over a new six-part Netflix documentary about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, in which the couple blames the royal house and the British media for their decision to step down from duties. real in 2020 and move to California.

Last year, Meghan, a biracial American, said a member of the royal household asked her what color skin her first child would have.

Source: Elcomercio

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