Ngozi Fulani said she still hasn’t heard from Buckingham Palace

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Ngozi Fulani says she was not contacted by Buckingham Palace following her interaction with Lady Susan Hussey.

During a royal reception, the charity boss was repeatedly asked where she’s “really from”.

The palace had said in a statement that her comments were “unacceptable and deeply regrettable”.

Lady Hussey has since resigned from the royal household and apologized for her comments.

Meanwhile, Prince William said it was “really disappointing” to hear about the incident.

Ms Fulani, who appeared on Good Morning Britain this morning, explained Lady Hussey “went on her way” before asking “about seven or eight times” where she was from.

She told the program: “Then you realize this isn’t about age. She seems quite capable of directing herself. That’s it, that’s called racism. I’m there for two hours and I feel like I have to go, I want to go but I don’t know what to do.

“People keep saying the Palace approached me. You haven’t contacted me. I tell you categorically, we have not heard.

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“I tell you categorically we haven’t heard anything,” Ngozi Fulani told GMB (Image: ITV/Shuttershock)

“We’re all about positive results. We look forward to this conversation. This is about violence against women and girls. I haven’t experienced any physical violence, I feel like I experienced some form of abuse.

“I have clarity. That is racism.”

She added: “It was like an interrogation. That’s the only way I can explain it.”

Buckingham Palace was contacted by Metro.co.uk for comment.

Lady Susan Hussey (Lady-in-Waiting of Queen Elizabeth II) escorts Queen Elizabeth II to Sunday service at St Peter's Church Wolferton, near Sandringham House on January 19, 2014 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images) NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 19: (PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UP TO 48 HOURS FROM THE DATE AND TIME CREATED)

Lady Susan Hussey has stepped down from her role in the royal household (Image: Getty)

Ms Fulani, chief executive of Sistah Space, had been invited to the Buckingham Palace event, which focused on preventing violence against women.

Her charity provides specialized support to African and Caribbean women affected by abuse.

Lady Hussey, who has resigned, was a key figure in the royal household for many years.

She began working for the firm the same year the Queen gave birth to Prince Andrew and she became their longest-serving maid of honor.


The conversation as recalled by Ngozi Fulani

Lady SH: ‘Where do you come from?’

Ms. Fulani: ‘Sistah room.’

SCH: “No, where are you from?

Ms. Fulani: “We’re based in Hackney.”

SCH: “No, what part of Africa are YOU from?”

Ms. Fulani: “I don’t know, they didn’t leave any records.”

SCH: “Well you must know where you are from, I’ve spent some time in France. Where do you come from?’

Ms. Fulani: “Here, Britain”

SCH: “No, but what nationality are you?”

Ms. Fulani: “I was born here and I’m British.”

SCH: ‘No, but where are you really from, where are your people from?’

Ms. Fulani: ‘“My people, my lady, what is this?”

SCH: “Oh, I see I’m going to have a challenge to get you to say where you’re from. When did you first come here?’

Ms. Fulani: ‘Lady! I’m a British citizen, my parents came here in the 50’s when…”

SCH: ‘Oh I knew we’d get there in the end, you’re Caribbean!’

Ms. Fulani: “No lady, I am of African descent, Caribbean descent and British nationality.”

SCH: ‘Oh, so you’re from…’

Yesterday, 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 wishes to express their sincere apologies for the injuries 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.”

Over in the States, the Prince and Princess of Wales were met with a few boos while attending a basketball game last night.

Her trip to the States was marred by the growing race strife engulfing the future king’s godmother.

Both stood for the national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, but were later met with minor boos in the arena when they were introduced by a stadium announcer and shown on the big screen.

Other fans in the crowd could be heard cheering, according to “USA, USA,” as the prince and princess appeared on screens centered above the square.

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