Prince Charles embroiled in racism row after saying woman "doesn’t look like she’s from Manchester"

Anita Sethi is also questioning if Prince Charles should be the Commonwealth’s next head – a veritable melting pot of people from across the globe.


                            Prince Charles embroiled in racism row after saying woman "doesn’t look like she’s from Manchester"
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Prince Charles seems to be channeling his father Prince Phillip after he was embroiled in a racism row this week. A woman said he joked about her not looking like she came from Manchester.

The woman in question, Anita Sethi, said she was left feeling shocked, humiliated and angry following the incident at a Commonwealth event this week, according to Metro.

Sethi is also questioning if the heir to the throne should be the Commonwealth’s next head – a veritable melting pot of people from across the globe.

Sethi, a writer, in a piece for the Guardian, stated that Charles asked her where she was from when they met briefly during the Commonwealth People’s Forum earlier this week in London, where she was a guest speaker. When she replied "Manchester, UK" she said that he quipped "Well, you don’t look like it!" and laughed.

The writer, whose mother was born in Guyana, wrote in the Guardian: "That the mooted next leader of an organization 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 went on to say: "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."