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Buckingham Palace official resigns over ‘unacceptable’ comments from Black charity founder

Buckingham Palace official resigns over 'unacceptable' comments from Black charity founder


An honorary member of Buckingham Palace has resigned and apologized after a black charity said it was questioned if it was really British at a royal reception on Tuesday.

The guest, Ngozi Fulani, is the CEO of Sistah_Space, an organization that provides specialized services to women of African and Caribbean heritage affected by abuse.

Fulani was attending a royal gala on domestic violence organized by the Queen on Tuesday night when she said a member of staff initiated a series of questions that the palace described as “unacceptable and deeply regrettable”.

Sistah_Space shared a rough transcript of the conversation on Twitter on Wednesday.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman acknowledged the incident and said the palace took the situation “very seriously”.

“Comments have been made that are unacceptable and deeply regrettable. We have reached out to Ngozi Fulani about 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 deepest apologies for the hurt she has caused and step down from her honorary role with immediate effect.”

The incident is likely to renew fears that the palace is elitist and out of touch with reality when it comes to issues of race and identity.

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The minors have, in recent years, faced allegations of racist behavior, including hiring practices decades ago Treat Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

Meghan claimed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last year that an unnamed family member had made remarks about their unborn child’s skin color while she was pregnant with Archie.

Prince William he said later The royal family was not “very much a racist family”.

News of the reunion broke when the Prince and Princess of Wales traveled to the US ahead of the second iteration of the Earthshot Awards later this week.