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Buckingham Palace reviews its diversity policies after Harry and Meghan fallout

The Buckingham Palace is reviewing diversity policies across all royal households.

The work is looking at improving diversity at Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace.

A leading British tabloid reported that the Palace already has policies, procedures and programmes in place but has not seen the progress it would like.




The Mail on Sunday described the work as a “major drive”. It will take place in collaboration with people from minority backgrounds, disabled people, and gay and transgender communities.

Buckingham Palace is seeking independent views and is looking at new ways of approaching all issues of diversity within the royal households.

Possible changes being considered include the appointment of a ‘diversity chief’.



The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made allegations of racism within the Royal Family in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, In the tell all talk the Sussexes claimed they had been asked how dark their son’s skin would be before his birth.

The duchess said there had been “concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he was born”.

Both Prince Harry and Meghan refused to say who made the comment, but clarified that it was not the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh.

In response, Buckingham Palace described those issues as particularly “concerning”, saying they would be “taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately”.

The Duke of Cambridge later said the royals were “very much not a racist family” in response to questions about the interview.

Comments made by the Sussexes may now form part of the diversity review.