Was Camilla Parker Bowles being rude to immigrant children? That’s what a lot of royal fans can’t help but wonder as comments that the Queen of England made during one of her most recent royal engagements is causing a lot of people to raise their eyebrows. Keep reading below for everything you need to know.
Royal Family News: Was Camilla Parker Bowles Rude To Immigrant Children?
Both King Charles and Queen Camilla were in Northern Ireland this past week for a surprise visit. According To The Times, the couple stopped by the Delincourt School, where English is taught as a second language. She told the volunteers there, “This is very special what you are doing. The whole country would collapse without volunteers. Thank goodness there is a lot of you about. Volunteers also get as much out as they give,” before adding, “You speak very good English.”
Yikes. That last line definitely rubbed some people the wrong way. Needless to say, it didn’t take very long for both royal fans and critics alike to weigh in on the matter. Many of them commented with, “Reminds me of the awful racist comments Prince Phillip used to make at his events. I don’t like that comment too. It’s actually quite triggering. I heard that a lot when I was 12/13 years old, as a new immigrant to Canada from adults/teachers. It may appear harmless at first but it just sounds condescending to me.,” along with, “She’s rude to everyone, remember the Maori performers she strolled past? I freaking loathe her. Whilst she’s conniving, she’s not intelligent. She’s too self absorbed. No one should speak like that.
Royal Family News: Did Camilla Parker Bowles Say The Wrong Thing?
Another critic wrote, “English is my second language and yeah… When a native speakers compliments you it comes off as condenscending, because if you were that good, they wouldn’t even notice! It’s a weird thing to say to these children… Is she trying to say they’re “good” immigrants? Can she even speak a foreign language?”
Of course, Buckingham Palace has not made any comments about the matter.
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