Harry and Meghan “want their own apology” after Lady Susan Hussey met with black charity boss Ngozi Fulani (born Marlene Headley) for ‘reconciliation’ talks at Buckingham Palace this week, it has emerged. The Mail has the story.
The 83-year-old, who served the late Queen for six decades, stepped down from her honorary role “with immediate effect” amid a furious outcry after Miss Fulani tweeted how she repeatedly asked her “where do you really come from?” at a royal reception last month.
The scandal prompted an intervention from Prince William, with his office criticising his godmother’s “unacceptable comments” and saying “racism has no place in our society”.
Lady Susan apologised in person to Miss Fulani on Thursday, which she accepted before an agreed statement said both wanted to “rebuild their lives in peace” following the “distressing” ordeal.
But it seems the saga has left Harry and Meghan miffed, as the Sussexes are now reportedly demanding a “sit down with the royal family” to address their own “issues” — many of which were aired in their six-part bombshell Netflix documentary this week, seen by many as an unprecedented attack on the Firm.
Sources told the Sunday Times that they feel the Royal Family has double standards by publicly apologising to Miss Fulani and not to them.
One told the paper: “Nothing like that was ever done when Harry and Meghan raised various concerns — no meeting, formal apology or taking responsibility or accountability. That is hard to swallow — 100% yes they’d like to have a meeting.”
The Sussexes are said to be asking to meet before King Charles’ coronation in May, which they are set to attend.
A senior palace source added: “If they want to get in touch with the King, they know where he lives.”
When is Lady Hussey going to receive an apology for the appalling way she was treated and smeared by the institution she has loyally served for decades, just for trying to find out which part of Africa the woman in ostentatious African dress with an African name talking with her was from — that’s what the rest of us would like to know.
Worth reading in full.