Duchess Kate’s stylist attended a party with a racist theme in 2007

Duchess Kate’s makeshift stylist, Natasha Archer, has been on maternity leave for months. In Archer’s absence, Kate hired Virginia “Ginnie” Chadwyck-Healey, who is much more qualified to be a stylist – Ginnie actually knows about fashion, and has worked for British Vogue in the past. I give Ginnie credit for Kate’s better style in 2019. But Ginnie has a past, apparently. Ginnie and many of William and Kate’s posh friends once attended a party where the theme was “Indian.” Yes, the theme of their posh aristocratic party was to dress up in styles which mocked more than a billion people for having brown skin and dressing in non-Western clothes. Get it? It’s because of racism and white privilege. You can see the offensive photos here.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s new personal stylist attended an Indian-themed fancy dress party with several friends in blackface, MailOnline can reveal. Virginia ‘Ginnie’ Chadwyck-Healey, 36, formerly the retail editor for British Vogue, was seen partying with several members of the Royal inner circle, alongside revellers in brown face-paint.

Her husband Oliver Chadwyck-Healey, who attended Eton and became part of William’s inner circle at St Andrew’s University, was pictured with his face painted brown. Oliver Baker, Prince George’s godfather, and Ed Gribbon, who shared a house with the Cambridges during their university days, both attended. Also present were Verity Roache, daughter of Coronation Street legend Bill Roache, and Mark Griffith-Jones, now a director of Sotheby’s. Photographs from the event show them all wearing Indian costume, with a number smeared in dark face-paint.

One man had interpreted the theme more widely, and arrived wearing a tea towel on his head to resemble traditional Arab dress.

Neither Kate nor Prince William are believed to have been there. Ms Chadwyck-Healey is one of the Dutchess’ university friends from their time at St Andrews, where both read History of Art. The party, which took place in 2007, catered for about 100 friends and contemporaries.

[From The Daily Mail]

It took place in 2007, two years after William and Kate and their friends graduated from St. Andrews. If Will and Kate weren’t there, so be it and I’m glad they weren’t. But it does speak volumes about Will & Kate that their friends were throwing these kinds of parties post-college, when they were fully adults. There’s always a lot of talk (on social media) about what Will and Kate should be blamed for with their various associations – I’m still of the opinion that “Kate is racist because she wears Gucci” isn’t really a strong argument. But if you want to make the argument that Will and Kate have close associations with small-minded racists for years and that speaks volumes about them, I think this story is pretty good evidence of that.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Avalon Red.

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