The Queen is set to appoint a ‘diversity tsar’ in a bid to modernise the monarchy after The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s allegations of racism within the institution during their interview with Oprah Winfrey.
According to the Mail on Sunday, Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace aides will all take part in a “listen and learn” exercise over the next few weeks. This exercise will reportedly see the aides “seek independent views” on how the Royal Family can improve its approach to diversity.
Buckingham Palace have launched a private investigation following claims from Harry and Meghan that a family member had “concerns” about the colour of their son’s skin before he was even born. Though the couple refused to identify who that member of the family was, it was made clear that it was not The Queen or The Duke of Edinburgh.
On the subject of a diversity tsar, a royal source commented, “Diversity is an issue which has been taken very seriously across the Royal Households. We have the policies, the procedures and programmes in place but we haven’t seen the progress we would like 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. 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 was recently reported that The Prince of Wales “felt enormously let down” by the claims made by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.