Prince William’s spokesman today condemned ‘unacceptable’ comments by his own godmother who resigned from the royal household after she was accused of racism at a Buckingham Palace reception set up by Queen Consort Camilla – as King Charles was spotted on a visit to a Ukrainian church. 

Lady Susan Hussey, 83, a former lady-in-waiting to the late Queen, quit after she allegedly refused to believe a black domestic abuse campaigner was British and asked her: ‘What part of Africa are you from?’ as they spoke at the event yesterday.

The resignation is humiliating for Camilla and a potential PR disaster for Lady Hussey’s godson William, who lands in the US today with the Princess of Wales for a landmark three-day tour now at risk of being overshadowed by the race row. 

But King Charles III put on a brave face during a visit to the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile in London today, where the beaming monarch was seen chatting with members of the congregation.