The British Council says it will investigate comments made by one of its senior employees on Facebook this week, which criticised Prince George for being royal, rich and advantaged.
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Angela Gibbins, head of global estates at the charity, was said to have commented on a picture of the young prince, which someone had captioned:
I know he’s only two years old, but Prince George already looks like a fucking dickhead.
Here’s what Angela commented:
White privilege. That cheeky grin is the innate knowledge he’s royal, rich, advantaged and will never know *any* difficulties or hardships in life.
Let’s find photos of 3yo Syrian refugee children and see if they look alike, eh?
A spokeswoman at the British Council was keen to distance the organisation from Angela:
This comment was made on a private social media account. It has absolutely no connection to the British Council and does not represent the views of the British Council.
I suppose it’s one thing for us to make fun of Prince George, and quite another for a member of the British Council to do it. It doesn’t matter if Prince George is a fucking dick, you can’t go round calling him that on social media when your job is to promote the UK.
P.S. Can see where Angela’s coming from though: