Matthew Steeples suggests that though Lady Susan Hussey should not have said what she did, the pile on against this 83-year-old has been ludicrous given Ngozi Fulani happily attended a reception hosted by the Queen Consort when she previously suggested “Meghan is a survivor of domestic violence from her in-laws;” one of those in-laws is the Queen Consort
Some have claimed “she’s just a silly old bat” whilst others have argued “she’s a racist bigot” of Lady Susan Hussey in the wake of yesterday’s Twitter storm about this octogenarian now former Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II and now former Lady of the Household under King Charles III.
In fact, I’d counter that Lady Susan is simply an 83-year-old lady who got it wrong, but whose unnecessary but not wanton words are hardly worthy of the media pile-on mostly caused by supporters of the constantly self-publicity seeking Duchess of Sussex.
“You can’t reform this [kind of] bad apple” raged the eternally foaming-at-the-mouth, bombastic bore and leading ‘Sussex Squaddie’ Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu of Lady Susan – who was a key member of the late Queen’s ‘HMS Bubble’ during the 2020 coronavirus lockdown. Whilst this was predictable, was Dr Mos-Shogbamimu accurate in her analysis? The answer is most definitely ‘no.’
Tellingly, in spite of the quick reaction of the royal family to the widow of the late chairman of governors of the BBC Marmaduke Hussey repeatedly insensitively asking a domestic abuse campaigner named Ngozi Fulani where she was from, this ‘story’ has taken on a life of its own. In reality, though the media would do better to focus on more pressing issues affecting the nation, such as the cost-of-living crisis, here most definitely is something that the ‘woke’ wanted us all to get very worked up about instead.
In a statement after immediately forcing Lady Susan to “step aside,” Buckingham Palace shared:
“We have taken this incident extremely seriously and have investigated immediately to establish the full details. In this instance, unacceptable and deeply regrettable comments have been made.”
“In the meantime, the individual concerned [Lady Susan Hussey] would like to express her profound apologies for the hurt caused and has stepped aside from her honorary role with immediate effect. All members of the Household are being reminded of the diversity and inclusivity policies which they are required to uphold at all times.”
Previously, now “left insulted” Miss Fulani – who curiously went on Good Morning Britain this morning to pipe on about an incident she’d yesterday suggested she’d rather forget – has bizarrely also been known to have had a pop at the very lady who hosted the event she attended yesterday, Camilla, Queen Consort of the United Kingdom. In March 2020, the Sistah Space founder very pointedly tweeted of the Duchess of Sussex’s stepmother-in-law:
“I admire Meghan for speaking out. According to clear definition, it seems Meghan is a survivor of domestic violence from her in-laws.”
What on earth then was Ngozi Fulani – whose parents were born in Barbados and who herself is British – doing spending two hours attending a reception hosted by Camilla, Queen Consort? Why on earth would she want to ‘hang out’ with someone she has previously effectively suggested to have been an abuser?
Equally, given it was such a “trauma” for Miss Fulani, why doesn’t she now put an end to this frankly ludicrous Twitter storm and let a long-serving 83-year-old simply retire peacefully to the sidelines?
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Pictured Top – Lady Susan Hussey (right) with King Charles III and his wife at Royal Ascot in happier times.