Meghan Markle 'Vindicated' After William's Godmother Resigns Over 'Racism'

meghan markle 'vindicated' after william's godmother resigns over 'racism'

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Many Twitter users feel that Markle has been vindicated after an aide to the royal family quit following a racially charged conversation with a woman attending a reception.

Dozens of Twitter users are defending Meghan Markle’s controversial royal family experience after late Queen Elizabeth’s lady-in-waiting, Susan Hussey, resigned following a racially charged conversation with Sistah Space founder Ngozi Fulani at a Buckingham Palace reception on Tuesday.

Markle, the Duchess of Sussex and wife to Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, has previously shared about the racism she experienced from the royal family. Markle’s story garnered staunch support for the couple, but others doubted the experience.

Allegations of racist interactions involving members of the royal household haven’t ceased even after Markle and Prince Harry left the royal family, the most recent of which involved Hussey approaching Fulani with racially charged questions about her heritage.

On Tuesday, Hussey, who also is Prince William’s godmother, allegedly approached Fulani and asked her where she was from. According to a transcript of the conversation that Fulani shared on her Twitter page, Fulani first responded by telling Hussey she was from Sistah Space, the nonprofit organization of which Fulani is CEO and was representing at the reception on Tuesday. Hussey allegedly continued asking Fulani where she came from, and Fulani further responded that the organization was based in Hackney, a district in east London.

According to Fulani, Hussey alluded to Fulani being Black and asked what part of Africa she was from. Fulani repeated that she had been born in the United Kingdom and was British. Hussey asked Fulani the question several more times.

On Wednesday, Buckingham Palace confirmed the “unacceptable” and “deeply regrettable” comments made by Hussey, who resigned from her role as a senior palace aide.

The statement also said all members of the royal household were being reminded of the diversity and inclusivity policies that are required to be upheld at all times.

Twitter users expressed outrage at the interaction and interpreted it as further proof that Markle was telling the truth.

“Meghan told us about the racism in the royal family but you racist vilified her,” one user tweeted. “Meghan has been vindicated.”

“The good ol yeah, but where are you REALLY from? And these people tried to act like Meghan Markle made it all up. SMH…,” another tweeted. “Also this isn’t just a random *staff member* — it’s Prince William’s GODMOTHER, Lady Susan Hussey.”

Lawyer and women’s rights activist Shola Mos-Shogbamimu tweeted that the incident between Hussey and Fulani wasn’t a “one off” and said that the extent of racism in the royal family couldn’t be reformed.

Yahoo News UK Executive Editor Omid Scobie shared a statement from Prince William’s spokesperson on his Twitter page. The statement from the spokesperson voiced that “racism has no place in our society.”

Despite the statements, Twitter users voiced their distaste for the royal family. Many referenced how Hussey had been assigned to help transition Markle into the Duchess role at the palace.

“Harry has said that his family did not support him and Meghan against racist attacks, and that the couple experienced racism within the Firm,” one person tweeted. “The queen sent this woman to advise Meghan on her transition into the royal family. Huge yikes.”

“Lady Susan Hussey was Queen Elizabeth’s Lady In Waiting for 60 yrs. She is William’s godmother,” another tweeted. “She was assigned to teach Duchess Meghan the ropes at the palace. And she likes to question black British women about where they’re ‘really from.’ But sure. There’s no Royal racism.”

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