King Charles III started his reign with a lot of controversy. The King along with Prince William of Wales were greeting people who came to pay their final farewell to the Queen in the Palace of Westminster Chapel. During the interaction of Charles greeting fans, he happened to turn his head towards the right side when a black man in attendance wanted to shake the king’s hand, but Charles would only pass him by.
As of this writing, the tweet has received 182.1k likes, 40.7k retweets and 11.2k quote tweets. Many commentors took to the comment section and went off, and at the first glance of the video – for good reason.
Some would explain that The King had to address people around him and with all of the hustle-bustle, it was a mere coincidence that his head turned when the man was reaching for him. Another video shows that he shook hands with the man and turned his head again and skipped over a white man who was in attendance. It can be seen in the mini-clip.
The issue has been raised via social media and the outrage, judging by the initial clip, is warranted. It’s when we see the full story and clips that we understand what actually happened and it had nothing to do with racism on the end of King Charles.
What also has been questioned lately is the fact that Prince Harry was not able to wear his military garb at the memorial service of the Queen. Many fans of Harry took to social media to talk about this as the Prince has served ten years in the military as well as an Afghanistan run.
To answer those who are curious and outraged as to why Harry wasn’t in his outfit; it’s due to him leaving the royal family. Yes, it’s a shame that he is not eligible to represent himself correctly, but rules are rules.
Black man, you are on your own . pic.twitter.com/4Ely5WOGnj
— Obakeng Ramabodu (@RamaboduObakeng) September 19, 2022