King Charles reportedly 'humiliated' by Queen Camilla’s response to racism incident

Although Queen Consort Camilla wasn’t directly involved, King Charles III is apparently disappointed with his wife for doing nothing to stop the harassment that occurred on 29th November.

King Charles reportedly humiliated by Queen Camilla’s response to racism incident
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King Charles reportedly humiliated by Queen Camilla’s response to racism incident

During an event hosted by Queen Camilla on 29th November, Ngozi Fulani, who was representing her charity Sistah Space, was allegedly aggressively questioned by Lady Susan Hussey. Queen Camilla, who apparently was only a few feet away, didn’t intervene.

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Horrified and humiliated

A palace insider told Radar that King Charles is ‘horrified and humiliated’ by his wife’s inability to react to the incident that was unfolding during her event to address the ‘global pandemic of violence against women’. The insider claimed:

There’s no way Camilla didn’t know what Lady Susan was doing as she was standing just feet away, but she did nothing to stop the harassment.
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Fulani stated on Twitter that the incident distressed her, but she felt she couldn’t report it to the Queen Consort.

As the Royal Family deals with the fallout, the palace has invited Fulani to ‘discuss all elements of her experience in person if she wishes’.

Putting words into action

Mandu Reid, leader of the Women’s Equality Party, criticised Camilla after her powerful speech at the event, in light of this recent incident and the claims made by Meghan and Prince Harry. According to Reid:

She (Camilla) spoke of one of the most important things when you’re working with survivors of violence or domestic abuse is believing them, responding when they come forward and report.

Reid, who witnessed the exchange between Lady Hussey and Fulani, also believes that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s claims of racism should have been taken more seriously.

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At the time of their complaint, Queen Elizabeth II simply issued a statement saying the issue would be dealt with privately but that ‘some recollections may vary’. For this reason, Reid also believes the problem is institutional, that there is a pattern. She said:

We spent a couple of hours there; it really left its mark on me, it really left its mark on Ngozi.

Speaking of Meghan, she added:

Imagine having to deal with that day in day out, […] from people who are supposed to be your in-laws, your relatives.

LBC’s royal correspondent believes that Lady Hussey was fired so that people would believe this was ‘the act of an individual’ and ‘not something deeper’. However, more and more people are starting to wonder whether the problem does run deeper and whether ‘Buckingham Palace is institutionally racist’.

Prince Harry and Meghan ‘vindicated’

Lady Hussey may have been Prince William’s godmother, but according to a source, Prince Harry ‘couldn’t stand’ her. The publication notes that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex feel ‘vindicated’ as they had previously complained about racism within the palace. The source said:

Harry and Meghan feel vindicated that racism is being exposed and think it’s a good thing that Ngozi Fulani outed Lady Hussey.

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Sources used:

- RadarOnline: King Charles 'Horrified And Humiliated' By Camilla After Racism Incident At Queen’s Event

- OK! Magazine: King Charles 'Horrified' Camilla 'Did Nothing To Stop' Racist 'Harassment' Ngozi Fulani Experienced At Royal Event

- Yahoo! News: 'Imagine Meghan facing this every day': Camilla and royals told to practise what they preach about victims of abuse

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