Royals say they may consider appointing diversity chief
According to the Royal source , Buckingham Palace is to consider appointing a diversity chief to spearhead its efforts around diversity.
“more needs to be done”
“Diversity is an issue which has been taken very seriously across the Royal Households,” a royal source said Sunday. “
The proposals, which have the “full support” of the Royal Family, aim to seek independent views to help assess and improve representation across the royal household.
The news comes weeks after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, told Oprah Winfrey that a member of the royal family –not the Queen or Prince Philip – had made a racist comment about their son, Archie.
The royal family may appoint a “diversity chief,” the source said it was “something that has to be considered,” but it was “too early” to announce any “firm plans.”
“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,”
Her Majesty said in a statement an alleged racist comment made about what colour the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby Archie would be was ‘concerning’ and will be ‘addressed by the family privately’.
‘The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.
‘Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.’
It is understood the Queen waited until Tuesday to comment on the tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey so Britons had the chance to watch it first – but they are not expected to make any further comments.
It comes after senior royals broke cover today amid claims the palace was paralysed with fear that Harry and Meghan could reveal the figure accused of commenting on Archie’s skin colour.
Analysis by William Roaches from Newspresslive.com