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Buckingham Palace treatment of Black guest at reception results in apology, resignation

By Karla Adam

30 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

Buckingham Palace is embroiled in issues of racism - once again. A key lady in waiting to the former Queen pressed a Black British guest asking "Where are you really from?". The Post has the story.

LONDON - A member of the Buckingham Palace household has resigned from her honorary duties and expressed her "profound apologies for the hurt caused" after she asked a Black British guest at the palace: "Where are you really from?"

Ngozi Fulani, a British campaigner and chief executive of domestic abuse charity Sistah Space, was one of about 300 people invited to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday for a reception to raise awareness about violence against women and girls, something Camilla, Queen Consort, has long campaigned on. Others in attendance included Olena Zelenska, the wife of the Ukrainian president, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Queen Rania of Jordan and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

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