Ngozi Fulani: Intense row boils over as GB News guest claims Royal Family has intrinsic race issues - ‘This is nonsense!’

Ngozi Fulani: Intense row boils over as GB News guest claims Royal Family has intrinsic race issues - ‘This is nonsense!’

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Should the Palace have apologised to Ngozi Fulani?
Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 08/03/2023

- 22:44

Updated: 09/03/2023

- 06:09

GB News guest Waymon Bennett sparked a fiery debate on the channel after claiming Ngozi Fulani has been subject to a “huge amount” of racial abuse.

He spoke after the charity boss at the centre of a royal race row stepped down from leading her domestic violence organisation as a result of the backlash she has faced.

Stand Up To Racism’s Weyman Bennett claims the Royal Family has a “problem” with racism.

He said: “The Royal Family has a problem with racism.

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“Whether it’s marrying someone who is black that causes enormous heartache in the Royal Family.

“They live in denial in this country that there is a problem. We can’t smile our way out of this, we have to deal with this by challenging backward ideas wherever they’re from.”

In a fiery retort, socialite Petronella Wyatt stated: “This is nonsense!”

Patrick Christys questioned Ngozi Fulani, claiming the charity boss “got an easy ride” from the media, something Petronella Wyatt says resulted in the Palace “caving in”.

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A royal race row kicked off on GB News

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Fulani sparked controversy in November when Lady Susan Hussey, the late Queen’s lady-in-waiting, repeatedly asked the black British charity leader where she “really came from” at a Palace reception.

Lady Susan later apologised in person to Fulani fo the distress caused by her comments.

Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain (GMB) on Wednesday, Fulani said: “We, the Sistah Space charity, has suffered as a result, direct result.

“When you think that this was supposed to be for violence against women and girls, because of this incident, the violence has been directed to me, the Palace hasn’t intervened, I think they could have.

“So what I’ve had to do, I’ve now temporarily stepped down as CEO of Sistah Space.

“I’m announcing that now because the service users and the community can’t access us properly.

“This whole thing has cost us a fortune because we had to pay our own PR to stop the press from coming up, it was horrible.”

In December, after Lady Susan and Fulani spoke face to face to address the incident, the Palace said in a statement that the meeting had been “filled with warmth and understanding”.

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The statement said Ms Fulani had “unfairly received the most appalling torrent of abuse on social media and elsewhere” and that she had accepted Lady Susan’s apology.

GMB presenter Richard Madeley claimed the Palace said on Tuesday night: “For the avoidance of any doubt, we are deeply sorry for the incident that took place and apologise for the distress and difficulty it caused to Ms Fulani.”

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