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British Council employee reportedly insulted Prince George under Facebook post calling him a 'f***ing d***head'

Angela Gibbins allegedly doesn’t like the three-year-old’s “cheeky grin”.

A BRITISH COUNCIL employee is facing disciplinary action after reportedly insulting Prince George under a Facebook post that called him a “f***ing d***head”.

The Sun reported that Angela Gibbins insulted the three-year-old, saying he was “privileged, rich and living off public money”.

She reportedly wrote the following under a photo of the prince, who is third in line to the British throne: “White privilege. That cheeky grin is the innate knowledge he’s royal, rich, advantaged and will never know ANY difficulties or hardships in life.”

Gibbins is a manager at the British Council, which is partly taxpayer-funded and promotes UK culture globally.

In a statement today, the organisation said it “expects the highest standards of our staff” and, in accordance with their code of conduct, has “started disciplinary procedures with the individual concerned”.

This comment was made on a private social media account. It has absolutely no connection to the British Council and does not represent our views and values.

The council receives about £154.9 million (€185 million) in annual government funding.

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