Buckingham Palace considers diversity czar after Meghan Markle interview

Buckingham Palace is considering hiring a diversity czar to help improve diversity in the royal household, according to reports.  

The news comes after Meghan Markle’s and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this month. They detailed their time as working royals and the racist press coverage Markle received from British media.  

A source told CNN that diversity is an “issue which has been taken very seriously across the royal households.”  

“We have the policies, the procedures and programs in place, but we haven’t seen the progress we would like and accept more needs to be done,” the source said. “The work to do this has been underway for some time now and comes with the full support of the family.” 

Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, alleged that a member of the royal family expressed their concerns over the possible skin color of their son Archie.  

Buckingham Palace said in a statement following the interview that claims of racism were something that was “taken very seriously.”  

Prince William defended his family earlier this month, saying that they are “very much not a racist family.”  

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