Prince Charles of Wales who has been mooted as Queen Elizabeth II’s successor has now found himself embroiled in a racism row with a Mancunian woman who claimed he made fun at her ethnicity.
The woman, Anita Sethi, said that she felt aggrieved and humiliated after her exchange with the Prince of Wales during one of the Commonwealth events in the lead up to the summit.
Sethi who is a writer with the Guardian UK and who’s mother is originally from Guyana has accused the Prince and wonders whether he is indeed the best fit to lead the Commonwealth which is a diverse conglomeration of people.
She wrote in her piece; “That the mooted next leader of an organisation that represents one-third of the people on the planet commented that I, a brown woman, did not look as if I was from a city in the UK is shocking.”
She added “Of course, allegations of racism are not new for the Royal Family. The Duke Of Edinburgh has made numerous contentious comments; and only last year Princess Michael of Kent wore a blackamoor brooch while meeting Prince Harry’s fiancee, Meghan Markle.”
The incident in question happened when Prince Charles asked Ms Sethi where she was from and she replied ‘Manchester’ to which her replied You sure don’t look like it” and laughed.
This week I met Prince Charles
“And where are you from?”, he asked.
“Manchester, UK”, I said.
“Well, you don’t look like it!”, he said and laughed
Here’s my article about why we need greater understanding of immigration, colonialism & the Commonwealthhttps://t.co/i5uolHnd86
— Anita Sethi (@anitasethi) April 19, 2018