Prince William & Kate Middleton's Royal Foundation Is Focused On 'Equality & Diversity' After Racism Claims

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Sep. 7 2021, Published 10:58 a.m. ET

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It looks like the royal family is trying to fix their image after Meghan Markle claimed a member of the brood made racist remarks against her and Prince Harry's 2-year-old son, Archie.

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In the 2020 trustees' report from Prince William & Kate Middleton's Royal Foundation, the organization stated, "Diversity has always been considered in trustee recruitment," but this past year, "improving this has been a particular focus for the board and governance and nominations committee."

Another section of the lengthy report reads, "The Royal Foundation remains committed to equality and diversity and to ensuring a positive, safe and respectful environment which promotes the wellbeing and dignity of its employees, applicants, partners, suppliers and those whose interests it represents."

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The statements come after Harry and Meghan claimed to Oprah Winfrey that someone had "concerns" over the color of Archie's skin. They also revealed that the racism the Duchess of Sussex received from the media and the public was one of the main reasons they moved to America.

A few months after sharing their experiences, Buckingham Palace denied a report that claimed that up until the 1960s, "minorities and foreigners" were only allowed to be domestic servants if working for the royals.

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The Royal Foundation also noted that they added "a number of wellbeing initiatives" so their employees can experience a "mentally healthy workplace" — another topic heavily covered by the Sussexes in their recent interviews.

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Not only did Harry share his experience with anxiety, but the Suits actress revealed she once had suicidal thoughts.

After Meghan and Harry's TV special aired, Queen Elizabeth released a statement to address the allegations.

"The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning," the message read. "While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately."

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