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The royal family is considering appointing a ‘diversity chief’

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Mar 22, 2021 6:16 pm

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks for the British royal family. Aside from the explosive Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey, allegations of racism concerning their son’s skin color have also been plaguing the prestigious clan.

Although second in line to the throne Prince William has adamantly spoken up that ‘[the royal family] is very much not a racist one,” a source close to the family has shared that hiring a ‘diversity chief’ is "something that has to be considered.”

Diversity chiefs in companies are usually tasked with strategizing how to make an entity more diverse and inclusive.

"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,”  the source shared.

“We are listening and learning, to get this right."

The source furthered 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 in terms of representation and more needs to be done, we can always improve." 

Photo from AFP/Phil Harris/Pool