An administrator at King’s College in London was forced to issue an apology after sending out a photo of the late Prince Philip following his death in April.
Joleen Clarke, the associate director at King’s College libraries, sent an email to staff with a photo of Prince Philip and the Queen celebrating the opening of the school’s Maughan Library.
“As the nation marks the death of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, we thought you might like to see this photo of the Duke at the official opening of the Maughan Library in 2002, which some colleagues will remember,” the email read.
King’s College faculty were upset by the email, citing the Prince’s past insensitive comments. According to Daily Mail, the university’s head of partnership and liaison, Vanessa Farrier, who was also appointed in June of 2020 to “decolonize” the library’s collection, complained about the message. The school’s anti-racism group also complained that the photo caused “harm” to staff.
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