Prince Charles’ goddaughter reports racism against her son
In an interview, India Hicks tells of questionable advice to her adoptive black son Wesley: He should dress differently in order to be treated more fairly.
It is frightening what India Hicks, 54, the second cousin and goddaughter of Prince Charles, 73, currently reports about her experiences with racism. It’s about her son Wesley, whom she adopted when she was eleven or twelve years old.
India Hicks: Bahamas Living and Wesley Adoption
Wesley was born in the Bahamas, where India and her husband David Flint Wood, 60, lived for a period in the 1990s. During her pregnancy with her eldest son Felix, India met the waitress Lynne, who was also pregnant, on Harbor Island and became friends with her. When Lynne developed breast cancer, India took care of little Wesley and even took him to Great Britain. As the disease progressed over the years and Lynne eventually died, India adopted Wesley.
India’s adopted son is now 24 years old and is believed to live on both Harbor Island and Oxfordshire. He gets along well with his four younger brothers Felix, 24, Amory, 22, Conrad, 18, and Domino, 13.
Terrifying experience with racism
During an interview with the online lifestyle magazine “Sheerluxe”, India spoke not only about the Black Lives Matter movement, but also about her own troubling experiences in the family. She says that strangers treat Wesley differently than her other sons. “For example, when Amory and Wesley went to the US, Wesley was always taken aside and Amory let through. He sat and waited for his brother to come out of the interview and kept telling us how excruciating it was. “
In order to spare Wesley this experience in the future, India came up with something that she didn’t exactly like to suggest to her son: “After a while we recommended Wes to dress differently – traveling in chinos and blazers instead of jeans and hoodies seemed to help. if you can believe it. It’s very sad when you think about it. “
India Hicks is the third child of Lady Pamela Mountbatten, 92, and David Nightingale Hicks, † 69. Her mother is a cousin of Prince Philip, † 99, who was an 18-year-old bridesmaid at the wedding of her cousin and Queen Elizabeth, 95. 13 years later India was also the bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, † 36.
Sources used: sheerluxe.com, dailymail.co.uk, people.com