A Welsh comedian has been criticised for describing Chancellor Rishi Sunak as "Prince Charles in brownface".

Leila Navabi, 21, was appearing on Radio Wales show The Leak and also said that the Chancellor did "not represent most brown people", adding "unless most people have a billion pounds."

Appearing on The Leak, an entertainment show presented by Tom Price where guests from the comedy world review the week's biggest stories from Wales and around the world, Navabi made a guest appearance and performed a stand-up comedy stint.

Navabi is introduced as one of Wales' upcoming comedians, and presenter Tom said: "Here she is talking about one of her closest friends, Rishi Sunak, is that right?"

She begins: "Like a disappointing dad trying to win our affection by taking us out for lavish dinners, Rishi Sunak is back on the vacuous grand gestures this week with his Diversity built Britain coin."

She said: "Nobody likes the coin, the right say they reckon it is virtue signalling and the left seem to agree. It also appears vastly convenient that most cash is out of circulation at the moment. Perhaps a more apt logo to be plastering on our pennies right now would be 'This coin could kill'."

Navabi continued: "Rishi Sunak represents a lot of things for us as a society, not least what Prince Charles would look like in brownface."

She later said: "What I will say is that Rishi Sunak does not represent most brown people, in fact he doesn't represent most people point blank, unless most people have a billion pounds and you are all just hiding it from me."

She continued to discuss how she has been called a "diverse person, which technically does not make sense, diverse isn't an adjective."

"I guess what I am saying is, I am brown, not diverse, not mixed-race, definitely not half-caste, you get to be white, I get to be brown," she said.

Leila Navabi made the comments on BBC Radio Wales show The Leak

Sunak is a former Goldman Sachs banker.

He lives in a £7million London home and also has a £1.5million estate in Yorkshire and a holiday home in California.

The politician is also married to billionaire's daughter Akshata Murthy.

Javid told  The Sun  : "It's the kind of thing I expect to hear from trolls on  Twitter, not the BBC. The BBC should celebrate ­diversity, not sow division. I hope they think more carefully in future."

Navabi's reps have been contacted for comment.

A BBC Wales spokesman said: "In this instance, we believe that the comedian, who was a guest on the programme, was suggesting that Prince Charles and the Chancellor have a passing resemblance."