Buckingham Palace says it may consider appointing someone to spearhead its efforts around diversity weeks after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle told Oprah Winfrey that a member of the royal family – not the Queen or Prince Philip – raised the issue of how dark their unborn child’s skin would be.
“Diversity is an issue which has been taken very seriously across the Royal Households,” a royal source said 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 added.
Regarding reports circulating in multiple UK media that 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.”