Would the queen try to buy a pipe from her family? On March 7, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry testified to the institutional racism that reigns within the British monarchy, describing the discussions and reflections, among others about the concern around the skin color of their son Archie. Words devastating for the Windsors, quickly denied by Prince William who assured that his family was not racist. A defense little appreciated by Elizabeth II, who, if she sent all her compassion to the couple, decided above all to act to remedy these accusations. In particular by appointing a person responsible for diversity.
The Mail on Sunday reports that the staff and collaborators of Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace, will receive training to “listen and learn”, in order to best address the companies and individuals they meet, in particular to “improve the approach to diversity – including ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and gay and trans communities”. “This is a problem that has been taken very seriously in all households,” said a source to the tabloid, who also specifies that things had already been put in place in the past to address this issue, without much success.
Elizabeth II back to work
The accusations of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry therefore seem to have once again prompted the royal family to question themselves, by now taking things seriously. A new project for the Windsors, while Elizabeth II is back to work. On March 12, the Queen resumed her obligations, by videoconference, to celebrate British Science Week, which aims to salute the role played in British society by science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Enough to focus on something other than the criticisms surrounding his family.
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