On Wednesday, Fulani described the conversation as an “injury” and said the experience “will never leave me.”
According to the Fulani, Hussey repeatedly challenged her where she was from, asking “No, what part of Africa are you from?” despite Fulani’s replies that she was born in Britain. The executive, who said the conversation was observed by two other women, described the full exchange, which she says took place 10 minutes after she arrived.
She says she was asked, “Where are you from?” Hussey said, “Oh, I see I’m going to have a challenge getting you to say where you’re from,” to which Fulani replied, “Lady! I’m a British citizen, my parents came here in the 50’s when…”
According to Fulani, Hussey interjected and said, “Oh I knew we were going to get there in the end, you’re Caribbean!” To which Fulani replied, “No lady, I’m of African descent, Caribbean descent and British nationality.”
The racing series is the latest controversy to engulf the palace, which still falters Prince Harry and Megan Markle‘s allegations of institutionalized racism within the royal family. In her 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, The couple claimed a family member (whom they never named) made racist comments about the color of their unborn child’s skin. The argument continued even after the late Queen addressed the allegations head-on, saying “recollections may vary” versus the couple’s account of what was actually said.
Next week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will accept the Ripple of Hope Award for their contribution to combating institutionalized racism within the royal family at a ceremony in New York.
Sources close to William and Kate said they were determined not to let anything distract them from their trip to Boston and Friday’s Earthshot awards ceremonies, which advisers said would be William’s “Super Bowl” moment, but the prince is likely to follow both disputes are asked about his godmother’s comments as well as his relationship with his brother.
The prince and princess issued a statement upon landing in the United States today, saying how “delighted” they were to be back and grateful for the warm welcome. “On our first overseas visit since the death of my grandmother, I would like to thank the people of Massachusetts and particularly Boston for the many tributes they have paid to the late Queen. She remembered her bicentennial visit in 1976 with great affection.
“My grandmother was a life optimist. And so am I. That’s why we launched the Earthshot Prize last year, with the goal of creating a truly global platform that inspires hope and urgent optimism as we seek to save the future of our planet.
“To the people of Boston, thank you. Thank you so much for allowing us to host the second year of the Earthshot Awards in your amazing city. Catherine and I can’t wait to meet many of you over the coming days.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2022/11/prince-william-and-princess-kates-spokesperson-responds-to-racist-incident Prince William and Princess Kate’s spokesman reacts to the racist incident at Buckingham Palace