Buckingham Palace to Undergo Diversity Training after Harry and Meghan’s Interview with Oprah
Buckingham Palace is allegedly undergoing a diversity review in the aftermath of the Sussexes’ interview with Oprah earlier this month.
Royal sources say that Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace are all reviewing their diversity policies.
Additionally, the royal institutions are collaborating with people from minority backgrounds to implement these changes.
The appointment of a diversity chief is apparently among the changes being considered.
Sources from Buckingham Palace have insisted that the royals have a “strong track record” of diversity through their charity work, but welcome additional policy change.
The source added that the royals are listening and want to “get this right”.
The news comes after Meghan Markle made a number of claims about life within the firm.
Just weeks ago, the Duchess of Sussex told Oprah that a member of the royal family had “concerns” about her son’s skin tone before his birth.
Meghan also revealed that at one point she “just didn’t want to be alive anymore”. However, when she reached out to the royal family for help, she was reportedly told that it “wouldn’t look good for the institution”.
The Royal Family eventually responded to Meghan and Harry’s claims. In a statement, they said that they were “saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan”.
They continued: “The issues raised, particularly that of race are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.”
They added that Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be “much loved family members”.
Prince William disputed accusations of racism leveled at the royal family. He said that they are “very much not a racist family”.