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Last Sunday a royal source told NBC that Buckingham Palace officials may consider appointing a diversity chief.
The announcement comes weeks after The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, revealed in an Oprah Winfrey Interview Special, that a member of the royal family was concerned about how dark the couple’s future child would be due to Duchess Meghan Markle’s biracial heritage.
“Diversity is an issue which has been taken very seriously across the Royal Households,” the royal source said, adding, “We have the policies, the procedures and programmes in place but we haven’t seen the progress we would like in terms of representation and more needs to be done, we can always improve.”
“Lots of measures are being considered. Certainly the idea of someone to spearhead this work and look at diversity/ inclusion across the three households is something that has to be considered. It is too early however for any firm plans to be announced. We are listening and learning, to get this right,” the source included.
Along with the worry over the child’s skin tone, the couple also spoke about the racist coverage Duchess Meghan had endured. BRIDGE However, with a lack of response, the head of the UK Society of Editors resigned after refusing to acknowledge the issue at hand.
The future King of England, Prince William, defended the royal family against the claims of racism on March 11th. The royals are, “very much not a racist family,” the prince said to reporters.