Lady Susan Hussey spotted arriving to Coronation after huge race row

Lady Susan Hussey has arrived at Westminster Abbey for the King’s Coronation. Lady Susan was involved in a race row after Ngozi Fulani, 61, revealed she had asked her “where she really came from” and “what part of Africa” she was from during an event at Buckingham Palace. The revelation led to Lady Hussey, who is Prince William’s godmother, resigning from her palace duties.

The event, part of the United Nations’ 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, was held in November 2022.

The former chief executive and co-founder of Sistah Space, a charity that supports domestic abuse victims of African and Carribean hertiage, decided to step down as CEO after claiming she received racist abuse following the race row.

Ms Fulani told Good Morning Britain that she had been subjected to “violence” following the incident and claimed the palace had done nothing to help.

Sistah Space was “forced to temporarily cease” many of its operations in December after Ms Fulani spoke out about her treatment by Lady Hussey, who later resigned as a royal aide.

Lady Susan is sporting a purple suit set for the Coronation, complete with a blue hat, black heels and a black bag.

Buckingham Palace issued a statement after the two women met at the royal residence in December when Lady Susan reportedly apologised in person.

“Ms Fulani, who has unfairly received the most appalling torrent of abuse on social media and elsewhere, has accepted this apology and appreciates that no malice was intended,” the statement read.

Buckingham Palace added that “inclusion and diversity” plans would begin an “enhanced programme of work which will extend knowledge and training programmes, examining what can be learnt from Sistah Space.”

A royal source said these pledges have been honoured but Sistah Spaces disputes this.

Ms Fulani has also insisted that she did not receive an apology from the palace.

“I’m just making the point so that everybody understands what is so hard to say I’m sorry,” Ms Fulani added. “You sent me the invitation so you know how to find me. You know how to say sorry.

“If you’re sorry then say sorry, if you’re not, I get it. But when you make this apology to everybody, I don’t know who you’re apologising to.”

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Guests are piling into Westminster Abbey ahead of the Coronation this morning.

Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort, are expected to arrive just before 11am with the King and Queen beginning their Coronation procession back to Buckingham Palace in the Gold State Coach at 1pm.

Ant & Dec, Jay Blades, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson are amongst other notable names who have taken their seats inside the Abbey.

Thousands of Brits are lining The Mall waiting to catch a glimpse of the new monarch.

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