Queen’s nephew in race row after telling fellow student ‘go back to Uganda, you slave’
THE QUEEN’S great nephew is embroiled in a race row as president of a debating society after one member was told to “go back to Uganda, you slave”.
Princess Margaret’s grandson, Samuel Chatto, 21, was president of the Diagnostic Society when the “highly offensive comments” were allegedly made at an Edinburgh University event.
According to the student newspaper, The Tab, one black student was told to “go back to Uganda, you slave”, after he had previously been addressed as an “African dictator” during the debate on March 15.
A female member of the society is understood to have left the room in tears after hearing the comments, saying: “I am disgusted and embarrassed”.
She was later consoled by the person on the receiving end of the racist language, who is believed to be the society’s new president, Ezana Tchukombe.
Founded in 1816, the Diagnostic Society holds its debates at black-tie events and senior members have to wear robes. The motion being debated on the night was titled: “This society would yield to temptation”.
The Tab reported that despite being the president at the time of the incident Mr Chatto, the eldest son of Margaret’s daughter Lady Sarah Chatto, failed to give any explanation as to what occurred and gave as his reason his impending dissertation deadline and the fact that he was no longer the society’s president.
Mr Tchukombe told The Tab: “During a debate last month a society member made a highly offensive comment to someone else who was present.
“The member in question was immediately shut down by the president, who then unreservedly apologised to the person involved on behalf of the society.
“The society member was asked to resign immediately and the students’ union was notified of the removal the following day.
“This incident was exceptional in nature and was unequivocally condemned by all members Chatto was society president of the society.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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