Lady Susan Hussey to be invited to King Charles coronation after Royal race row

Prince William's godmother will be invited to King Charles' coronation despite resigning from her position as a Royal aide following last month's race row.

Lady Susan Hussey will be among those in Westminster Abbey on May 6 to see Charles officially crowned the new monarch following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.

The 83-year-old caused a furore when she asked charity boss Ngozi Fulani where she was "really from" at a Royal function, reports The Mirror.

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But it is understood that Lady Susan's presence at the historic ceremony has now been approved after she offered "sincere apologies" to Ms Fulani in a meeting between the two women held at Buckingham Palace.

A source said: "Lady Susan received private support from friends during the aftermath of what happened. Some politely canvassed the suggestion Lady Susan should be made welcome at the coronation.

"It was pointed out the many years of service and duty she gave the Queen, to whom she was a loyal confidante. With relations now smoothed over between Buckingham Palace and Ms Fulani, the King is now able to extend an invitation to Lady Susan."

Around 2,000 are expected at King Charles’ two-hour Westminster coronation on May 6 in what will be one of the most watched worldwide TV events of the year.

The fall out over Lady Susan’s comments prompted Prince William’s spokesman to issue a statement saying that racism "has no place in our society".

Ms Fulani, founder of domestic abuse charity Sista Space, described how Lady Susan moved her hair to see her name badge and challenged her to explain where she was from.

Lady Susan proceeded to ask what part of Africa Ms Fulani was from even though Ms Fulani had already explained that she had been born in the UK and worked in London, declaring that she felt "interrogated" at the reception.

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A joint statement issued after the pair’s reconciliatory meeting said it had been "filled with warmth and understanding".

Lady Susan also "pledged to deepen her awareness of the sensitivities involved" and the Royal Households will "focus on inclusion and diversity".

Charles will be crowned alongside his wife Queen Consort Camilla and watched by world leaders and religious figures.


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