Queen would be horrified by treatment of Lady Hussey amid racism row, claims expert
Queen Elizabeth II would be "horrified" by the treatment of Lady Susan Hussey, claims Lord Marland.
Lady Hussey, 83, recently stepped down from her honorary role as one of three Ladies of the Household after Ngozi Fulani, a prominent black advocate for survivors of domestic abuse, revealed that she was repeatedly asked by a member of the Buckingham Palace household about her heritage while attending the Queen Consort's reception earlier in December.
Ngozi, chief executive of Sistah Space, posted on Twitter how the late Queen's friend touched her hair and asked her where "in Africa she comes from".
Less than 24 hours later, the Palace confirmedLady Hussey had resigned from her role following the remarks.
Both Buckingham Palace and Prince William, 40, who is Lady Hussey's godson, released statements calling the comments "unacceptable" shortly after the news broke and Lady Hussey resigned.
Lord Marland, 66, who has been a member of the House of Lords since 2006, shared this thoughts about how he thinks the late Queen Elizabeth would have felt about what's happened, claiming she'd be "horrified".
Joining Bev Turner on GB News, he said: “The Queen would be horrified by all this. Service to the Queen for 40 years, unpaid, almost certainly.
“Dedicated to meeting people, being nice to them, introducing them. To end up having this done to her is, I think, a shocking thing."
He continued: “To have the whole conversation reported by the person who she had the conversation with, with no right of reply.
“So I feel deeply upset for Lady Hussey, she has done great service to this country and actually, I think the reaction of the Royal family to the Twitter storm was wrong and was weak. I just think this is madness.”
Shortly after the news broke, Buckingham Palace announced that the member of the household – who was not initially named by Ngozi – had resigned and apologised for the “unacceptable and deeply regrettable comments."
Prince William's spokesperson shared a statement not long after, where he stated that "racism has no place in our society".
The Prince of Wales' statement read: "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 the individual has stepped aside with immediate effect."
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