A member of the royal household has resigned over comments he made to a guest.
The individual, believed to be a bridesmaid, is said to have asked the guest where she “really came from”.
The incident took place at an event hosted by Camilla, Queen Consort.
Buckingham Palace said a staff member has resigned after making “unacceptable” comments at a palace event.
The palace said “unacceptable and deeply regrettable comments have been made” and that the staff member “would like to express his deep apologies for the damage caused” and had resigned from his honorary post. the BBC initially reported.
Ngozi Fulani is the founder of Sistah Space, a charity that supports African and Caribbean women affected by domestic violence. The palace’s statement was made in response to a Fulani Twitter post, where she detailed a meeting with a member of the royal household on Tuesday.
fulani he tweeted that he was asked by a member of the palace staff where he “really came from” after saying he was born in the UK during an event hosted by the Queen Consort on Tuesday.
Fulani shared a full transcript of the alleged conversation in the Twitter post.
In the initial tweet, Fulani identified the staff member as “Lady SH.” In a follow-up tweet, she said that does not wish to reveal full identity of the person involved.
Mandu Reid, leader of the UK Women’s Equality Party, wrote on Twitter that she was at the event and that she witnessed the development of the meeting.
“I was right there. I witnessed this first hand. We were at an event that was supposed to celebrate our work,” Reid wrote. “For people like Lady SH, people like us will never really belong here.”
“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,” a palace spokesperson said in a statement sent to Insider.
“In the meantime, the person in question wishes to express his deep apologies for the harm caused and has stepped down from his honorary position with immediate effect. All members of the Home are reminded of the strict diversity and inclusion policies that they must maintain at all times.
Hussey was one of the new “ladies of the house”, which the palace recently announced as bridesmaid replacementsan honorary non-salaried role given to aristocratic women who act as personal attendants to members of the royal family.
Hussey was initially hired to respond to letters after the birth of prince Andrew in 1960, according to Hello magazine, and accompanied Queen Elizabeth II at official state events before the former monarch’s death on Sept. 8.
Hussey was known as the palace “Number One Awardee” and was previously described as “one of the key trusted figures who helped the Queen in her later life”, according to Tatler.
Representatives for Ngozi Fulani and Mandu Reid did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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