Lady Susan Hussey resigned from the royal household on November 30, 2022.
The late Queen’s lady-in-waiting Lady Susan Hussey has apologised and resigned after she repeatedly asked a black British charity worker, Ngozi Fulani where she was “really” from.
Ngozi Fulani, a charity worker, was questioned about her background at the charity event at the palace on Tuesday.
In an interview with the Independent website, Fulani said the issue was “bigger than one individual. It’s institutional racism”.
Fulani, further stated she was “totally stunned” by Prince William’s godmother’s remarks.
The palace described the comments as “unacceptable and deeply regrettable”.
A spokesperson for Prince William said, “racism has no place in our society”.
“The comments were unacceptable, and it is right that the individual has stepped aside with immediate effect,” they said.
Lady Hussey, 83, was a close confidante of the late Queen and accompanied her at the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh last year.
She served as a Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II and as a Lady of the Household from September to November 2022 under King Charles III.