UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says racism must always be confronted after Prince William’s godmother quit the royal household over “unacceptable” comments.
Racism must be confronted: UK PM
The UK has made progress in tackling racism but it is “never done” and must still be confronted, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says, following a controversy involving Prince William’s godmother.
On Wednesday, a member of the British royal family’s household left her role after making “unacceptable and deeply regrettable” comments about race and nationality to a woman at a grand reception at Buckingham Palace, a spokesperson said.
Ngozi Fulani, who was born in Britain and works for a domestic abuse support group, wrote on Twitter that the royal aide had repeatedly asked her: “What part of Africa are you from?” when she attended an event hosted by King Charles’s wife Camilla, the Queen Consort, on Tuesday.
British media identified the royal aide as Lady Susan Hussey, the 83-year-old godmother of King Charles’s son and heir Prince William.