Prince William was 'furious' with Lady Hussey race row
Prince William was ‘furious’ when his godmother Lady Susan Hussey became embroiled in a race row, Omid Scobie claims in new book
- Prince of Wales had asked why the late Queen’s lady-in-waiting was at the event
Prince William was said to be ‘furious’ when his godmother Lady Susan Hussey was embroiled in a race row at Buckingham Palace.
In his new book Endgame, Omid Scobie claims that William had told his team that he ‘needed to distance himself’ from the incident swiftly.
A source reportedly told the royal author that it was felt that the whole issue could have been easily avoided and that William had demanded to know how it had happened.
‘Why was she there in the first place?’ William had asked, according to the book.
The late Queen’s lady-in-waiting was forced to apologise and resign after she repeatedly asked Ngozi Fulani, a black charity boss, where she was ‘really’ from at an event in 2022.
Prince William was reportedly furious when his godmother Lady Susan Hussey became involved in a race row, Omid Scobie claims in his new book
Ms Fulani, said she was ‘totally stunned’ by the 83-year-old’s comments after she had already informed the former royal aide that she was British.
At the time, a Kensington Palace spokesman, said of the incident: ‘This is a matter for Buckingham Palace but as the Prince of Wales spokesperson I appreciate you’re all here and understand you’ll want to ask about it. So let me address it head on.
‘I was really disappointed to hear about the guests’ experience at Buckingham Palace last night.
‘Obviously, I wasn’t there, but racism has no place in our society. The comments were unacceptable, and it is right that individual has stepped aside with immediate effect.’
Lady Hussey, the late Queen’s lady-in-waiting was forced to apologise and resign after she repeatedly asked Ngozi Fulani, a black charity boss, where she was ‘really’ from at an event in 2022
In his book Endgame, Scobie (pictured) said that William’s actions showed him as able to take ‘decisive action’ independently from the palace, but that his decision didn’t go down well with the King
In his book Scobie described the statement as a ‘swift rebuke’ which he says was a contrast to that of the Palace.
The royal author writes that the move shows that the heir to the throne is able to take ‘decisive action’ independent of the Palace.
However, Scobie claims his actions did not go down well with his father the King and he was criticised for not thinking as a ‘team’.
A palace source reportedly said the statement was a ‘rash’ and knee-jerk response’.
Lady Susan was welcomed back into the royal fold and performing official duties again several months later.
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