“We were talking and were approached by Lady Susan Hussey — I know it was her because she was wearing a badge with her name on it,” she said. “It was question after question … it wasn’t fleeting, it was several minutes. It got more and more uncomfortable for us. Was she going to ask for ID next? It really felt like that almost.”

Hussey is said to have given “profound apologies for the hurt caused” while Buckingham Palace immediately investigated the “unacceptable and deeply regrettable comments.”