Exclusive: King Charles and the Chineke! connectionNews
We understand that Chi-chi Nwanoku, founder of the British diversity orchestra Chineke!, was approached recently by an aide to the new King, suggesting that he wished to become patron of her entreprise.
Nwanoku was said to be ‘chuffed’, ‘over the moon’ and other variants of delighted.
Now, however, that oppostunity may be lost.
Knowing that she refused to let the orchestra play the National Anthem in memory of his mother, the King can surely not reward her with one of his greatest gifts.
And given Chi-chi’s views on the racism of the British Empire, she could surely not accept it.