Buckingham Palace aide resigns over remarks to black charity boss

A Buckingham Palace household member has apologised and resigned after she repeatedly asked a black charity boss where she was “really from”.

Ngozi Fulani, the head of a domestic abuse charity, was questioned where in Africa she was from during the Queen Consort’s event at the palace.

She said she was “totally stunned”.

The palace said the comments were “unacceptable and deeply regrettable” and it took the incident “extremely seriously”.

An eyewitness Mandu Reid, told the BBC the questions were “offensive, racist and unwelcoming”.

Ms Reid says she had a “sense of incredulity” about the exchange with a member of the Royal Household, in which Ms Fulani was “interrogated” about where she was from – even though she had explained she was born and lived in the UK.

Neither Ms Reid, Ms Fulani and Buckingham Palace have named the royal aide believed to be involved.

In its statement, Buckingham Palace said: “We take this incident extremely seriously and have investigated immediately to…

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