Ngozi Fulani said she still hasn’t heard from Buckingham Palace amid race row

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Ngozi Fulani says she has not been contacted by Buckingham Palace following her interaction with Lady Susan Hussey.

The charity boss was asked repeatedly where she ‘really came from’ during a royal reception.

The Palace had said in a statement that her remarks were ‘not acceptable and deeply regrettable’.

Lady Hussey has since resigned from her role in the royal household and apologised for her comments.

Meanwhile Prince William said it was ‘really disappointing’ to hear about the incident.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain this morning, Ms Fulani explained that Lady Hussey had ‘made a beeline’ for her before asking ‘about seven or eight times’ where she came from.

She told the programme: ‘Then you realise, this is not about age. She seems to be quite capable of conducting herself. This is what it is, this is what you call racism. I’m there for two hours feeling like I need to leave, I want to leave, but not knowing what to do.

‘People keep saying the palace has reached out to me. They haven’t reached out to me. I’m telling you categorically, we have not heard.

‘I’m telling you categorically, we have not heard’, Ngozi Fulani told GMB (Picture: ITV)

‘We’re about positive results. We’re happy to have that conversation. This is about violence against women and girls. I didn’t experience physical violence, I feel I experienced a form of abuse.

‘I have clarity. That is racism.’

She added: ‘It was like an interrogation. That’s the only way I can explain it.’

Buckingham Palace has been contacted by for comment.

Lady Susan Hussey has resigned from her role in the royal household (Picture: Getty)

Ms Fulani, chief executive of Sistah Space, had been invited to the Buckingham Palace event that focused on preventing violence against women.

Her charity offers specialist support for women of African and Caribbean heritage affected by abuse.

Lady Hussey, who has resigned, was a key figure in the Royal Household for many years.

She started to work for the Firm the same year the Queen gave birth to Prince Andrew, and she went on to become her longest-serving lady-in-waiting.

The conversation as recalled by Ngozi Fulani

Lady SH: ‘Where are you from?’

Ms Fulani: ‘Sistah Space.’

SH: ‘No where do you come from?

Ms Fulani: ‘We’re based in Hackney.’

SH: ‘No, what part of Africa are YOU from?’

Ms Fulani: ‘I don’t know, they didn’t leave any records.’

SH: ‘Well, you must know where you’re from, I spent time in France. Where are you from?’

Ms Fulani: ‘Here, UK’

SH: ‘No, but what Nationality are you?’

Ms Fulani: ‘I am born here and am British.’

SH: ‘No, but where do you really come from, where do your people come from?’

Ms Fulani: ‘“My people”, lady, what is this?’

SH: ‘Oh I can see I am going to have a challenge getting you to say where you’re from. When did you first come here?’

Ms Fulani: ‘Lady! I am a British national, my parents came here in the 50’s when…’

SH: ‘Oh, I knew we’d get there in the end, you’re Caribbean!’

Ms Fulani: ‘No lady, I am of African heritage, Caribbean descent and British nationality.’

SH: ‘Oh so you’re from….’

Yesterday, Buckingham Palace said in a statement: ‘We take this incident extremely seriously and have investigated immediately to establish the full details.

‘In this instance, unacceptable and deeply regrettable comments have been made. We have reached out to Ngozi Fulani on this matter, and are inviting her to discuss all elements of her experience in person if she wishes.

‘In the meantime, the individual concerned would like to express her profound apologies for the hurt caused and has stepped aside from her honorary role with immediate effect.

‘All members of the Household are being reminded of the diversity and inclusivity policies which they are required to uphold at all times.’

Over in the states, the Prince and Princess of Wales were met with a smattering of boos as they attended a basketball game last night.

Their trip to the states has been overshadowed by the growing race row engulfing the future King’s godmother.

Both stood for the national anthem The Star Spangled Banner but were later subject to small pockets of boos around the arena when they were introduced by a stadium announcer and shown on the big screen.

Other fans in the crowd could be heard loudly cheering ‘USA, USA’ when the Prince and Princess appeared on the screens in the centre above the court.

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