Following Racism Allegations, Royal Family Considers Hiring a Diversity Leader

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Buckingham Palace is reviewing diversity policies and considering appointing a diversity chief, according to multiple news reports on Sunday. 

“Diversity is an issue which has been taken very seriously across the Royal Households,” a royal source confirmed with ABC News.

“We have the policies, the procedures and the programmes in place, but we haven’t seen the progress we would like in terms of representation, and more needs to be done,” the source said. “We can always improve.”

The consideration comes a few weeks after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made allegations of racism within the royal family during a March 7 interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Shortly after, Buckingham Palace issued a statement on behalf of the queen, saying the family was “saddened” to hear how difficult the last few years had been for the couple.

Now, the anonymous source told ABC News the royal family is looking into several measures for handling issues with diversity.

“Certainly the idea of someone to spearhead this work and look at diversity and inclusion across the three households is something that has to be considered,” the source said. “It is too early however for any firm plans to be announced.”

On March 11, Prince William denied the controversial claims and said his lineage is “very much not a racist family.”