Prince William's handling of Lady Hussey race row 'increased tension' with King Charles

Lady Susan Hussey and Prince William

Prince William's handling of Lady Hussey race row 'increased tension' with King Charles

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 27/11/2023

- 21:47

Omid Scobie's new royal book will be released in the UK on November 28

Prince William's handling of the Lady Susan Hussey race row "increased tension" with King Charles, a royal author has claimed.

Omid Scobie's new royal book Endgame was released in Australia earlier today, where the author touched on the royal race row with Prince William's godmother.

The Prince of Wales's godmother, Lady Susan Hussey, attended a reception hosted by Queen Camilla in November 2022 as part of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict initiative, in her role as a Lady of the Household.

One of the guests was Ngozi Fulani, who had founded Sistah Space, a London-based domestic violence charity.

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Fulani later shared a photograph on X, formerly known as Twitter, detailing the conversation.

The activist claimed that Hussey had repeatedly asked where she was "really" from, which Fulani interpreted as racist.

Hussey subsequently stepped aside from her role as a Lady of the Household and apologised via the Buckingham Palace press office.

A spokesperson for her godson, the Prince of Wales, later issued a statement saying that "racism has no place in our society".

Lady Susan Hussey

Lady Susan Hussey attending the Coronation


According to Scobie, this reaction from William led to tension between him and King Charles.

In Endgame, the author claimed there is "increasing" tension between Charles and William, fuelled by the King's "jealousy" of his oldest son.

Scobie suggested that Charles resents the public viewing his time on the throne as a brief "bridge" to his son's more "modernising" reign.

Charles and William "have already displayed signs that they are pursuing selfish agendas, a culture of coverups and PR trickery and family discord have taken over the House of Windsor," Scobie wrote.

Queen Elizabeth II and Lady Susan Hussey

Queen Elizabeth II pictured with Lady Susan Hussey in 2020


Prince William and King Charles

Scobie claims there is growing 'tension' between Prince William and King Charles


He added: "The father-son relationship was beginning to bristle with tension and one-upmanship, so William's solo manoeuvrings around the Hussey trouble added force to friction.

"William's Kensington Palace and King Charles's Buckingham Palace are now hives of competing agendas and different ideas about how to modernise.

"The tussle for the spotlight has only heightened since Charles became King."

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