The heir to the throne Prince William and his wife Kate’s first trip abroad (here with Boston Mayor Michelle Wu)…
Laszlo SchneiderEditor People
On Wednesday, Prince William (40) and Princess Kate (40) started their first trip abroad after the Queen’s death († 96) – here they took part in the ceremony for the “Earthshot Award”, which is considered the heart project of the heir to the throne. The prize recognizes commitment in the categories of nature conservation, protection of the seas, air quality, waste avoidance and climate protection.
The catch: the overseas trip hardly gets any attention, especially in the British press. The reason for this is a racism scandal at the British court. In the center: Lady Susan Hussey (83), Prince William’s godmother.
After the conversation, the activist left
The incident happened during a reception hosted by Queen Rania of Jordan, 52, and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, 50, hosted by Queen Rania of Jordan, 52, and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, 75, during a reception given to the king’s wife Camilla, 75, by survivors of gender-based violence. Also invited was Ngozi Fulani (59), a British political activist who made the racism scandal public on Twitter after receiving it.
She was asked several times by Lady Susan Hussey where she really came from, where her people came from in Africa and when the Fulani arrived in England. Hussey did not really react to several hints on her part that she was of British origin and did not investigate further.
According to the British “Mirror”, the conversation lasted five to ten minutes – Fulani then wanted to leave the event as soon as possible. A short time later, the British lawyer Nazir Afzal (60), who attended the event, claimed that Hussey had asked him about his origins. In the light of the allegations, the 83-year-old has since resigned from her posts.
William is disappointed
A spokesman for the prince commented on the incident on behalf of his client – William is said to be very disappointed in his godmother. He also emphasizes that racism “has no place in our society”. Moreover, the utterances of his gods were “unacceptable” and consequently it was right that she had resigned from her offices.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said the incident was taken very seriously. The royal family sent a personal invitation to Fulani, who works among other things for female victims of domestic violence. If she likes, she would be spoken to in detail about the incident, officials said. The palace is extremely committed to continuing to promote inclusion and diversity. Fulani told TV broadcaster ITV that the royal family had not yet contacted her.
It is not known whether and when heir to the throne Prince William will personally comment on the scandal – nor, by the way, whether there will be a meeting with brother Prince Harry (38) and sister-in-law Duchess Meghan (41) during the trip to America. The Sussexes are staying in the USA for three days – by the way, they were greeted anything but friendly: At a basketball game that the couple attended, boos rang out through the arena.