PropertyThe personnel policy of the British royal family has been the subject of debate for several weeks now. Prince Harry, 36, and his wife Meghan Markle, 39, have already made some scathing statements about their withdrawal from the monarchy and their move to California. Meanwhile, a leaflet emerged from the British royal family acknowledging that they could have done more in terms of the diversity of their staff.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, which was watched by nearly 50 million people worldwide, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, who is of mixed descent, spoke about the concerns of an unnamed member of the royal family about the color of their skin. Archie’s son before he was born. A statement that launched a lot of movement within the British royal family. Not long after, rumors surfaced everywhere that Buckingham Palace had been using a racist policy for individuals for years.
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Meanwhile, the British royal family admits it “needs to do more” to diversify its staff. Buckingham Palace revealed in its annual financial statement for the period 2020-2021 that the proportion of workers with an immigrant background is only 8.5%, while the target for 2022 is 10%. According to data from the last census in 2011, approximately 13 percent of the population in the United Kingdom had an immigrant background. “We are not where we would like to be despite our best efforts,” a palace source said. “We know we need to do more.”
The publication comes amid a time of reflection for the British royal family and the source in question described the release of the figures, which were previously only for internal use, as an “important step”. She explained that in this way the palace expects to “calculate the progress we have made. If we do not make progress, we will have to explain why.”
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