Buckingham Palace says the Queen is considering someone to spearhead its efforts around diversity.
A Palace source reveals that the move is part of proposals to champion the rights of minorities, and had the “full support” of the royal household.
“Diversity is an issue which has been taken very seriously across the Royal Households,” the source revealed on Sunday.
“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.”
“The work to do this has been underway for some time now and comes with the full support of the family,” the source continued.
The source also confirmed that the royal family might appoint a “diversity chief,” but added that 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,” the source added.
The move comes after amid claims by the Duchess of Sussex of racism within the royal family.
During the interview with Oprah, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle claimed they had been asked how dark their son’s skin would be before his birth.
Both refused to name who made the comment, but the Duke of Sussex made it clear that it was neither Queen nor the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Buckingham Palace found the remark particularly “concerning,” and said they would be “taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.”
In addition, the Duke of Cambridge said that the royals were “very much not a racist family.”