A member of the Buckingham Palace household has resigned and apologized after making “unacceptable and deeply regrettable comments” at the Queen Consort’s reception, the palace said.
Sistah Space chief executive Ngozi Fulani detailed the conversation on Twitter, describing it as a “violation” and saying the experience “will never leave me.”
Ms Fulani said the household member challenged her when she said her charity was based in Hackney, saying: “No, what part of Africa are YOU from?”
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “We take this incident very seriously and have immediately launched an investigation to establish all the details.
“In this case, unacceptable and deeply regrettable comments have been made. We have reached out to Ngozi Fulani on this matter and invite her to personally discuss any elements of her experience if she so desires.
“Meanwhile, the person concerned would like to sincerely apologize for the pain caused and has resigned from their volunteer position with immediate effect.
“All members of the household are reminded of the diversity and inclusivity guidelines, which they must adhere to at all times.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23159946.buckingham-palace-household-member-resigns-unacceptable-comment/?ref=rss Buckingham Palace householder resigns over ‘unacceptable’ statement