Rishi Sunak says 'racism must be confronted' after Buckingham Palace row

Rishi Sunak says 'racism must be confronted' after Buckingham Palace row
Rishi Sunak says 'racism must be confronted' after Buckingham Palace row

Arabnews24.ca:Thursday 1 December 2022 01:27 PM: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said whenever we see racism "we must confront it" in response to the race row engulfing Buckingham Palace.

A black domestic abuse campaigner said she was repeatedly asked where she "really came from" by Prince William's godmother during a reception at the palace this week.

Although he distanced himself from criticising the monarchy, Mr Sunak said he has experienced racism but does not think what he experienced as a child would happen today - however there is still work to be done.

"Our country's made incredible progress in tackling racism," he said.

"But the job is never done. And that's why whenever we see it, we must confront it.

"And it's right that we continually learn the lessons and move to a better future."

Lady Susan Hussey resigned from her role in the royal household and apologised over the incident on Tuesday during an event held by the Queen Consort.

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Ngozi Fulani, chief executive of charity Sistah Space, said Lady Hussey moved her hair to see her name badge and asked her "what part of Africa" she was from after she told her several times she was British.

The charity boss earlier today told Sky News she felt abused, verbally attacked and "trapped" when Lady Hussey kept asking her where she was "really from".

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