Queen Elizabeth 'Easily' Supports The Black Lives Matter Movement: The Royal Family 'Cares Passionately About Making This One Nation Bound By The Same Values,' Aide Says
Queen Elizabeth is all for equality, according to one of her aides.
Sir Kenneth Olisa, who is a representative of the Queen and the first Black lord-lieutenant in London, was asked if the 95-year-old and her family support the Black Lives Matter Movement.
"The answer is easily yes. I have discussed with the royal household this whole issue of race, particularly in the last 12 months since the George Floyd incident," he replied, The Daily Telegraph reported.
"It's a hot conversation topic," he continued. "The question is what more can we do to bind society to remove these barriers. They [the royal family] care passionately about making this one nation bound by the same values."
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In March, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry bashed the monarchy and claimed that someone in the family was "concerned" over Archie's skin color.
Harry, 36, didn't reveal who made the controversial remarks, saying: "That conversation I'm never going to share. It was awkward. I was a bit shocked."
Following the tell-all, Queen Elizabeth responded to the allegations.
“The following statement is issued by Buckingham Palace on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen,” the statement, which was shared on social media on Tuesday, March 9, began.
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“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Meghan and Harry. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”
Meanwhile, Prince William also shot back when he was asked about the claims, saying: "We are very much not a racist family."
In June, Buckingham Palace admitted that there is a lack of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
"The results are not what we would like but we are committed to improving this," a senior palace source said. "Hence we've started to publish for the first time our diversity statistics to ensure that we are both open and transparent about our efforts to improve and we fully expect to be held accountable for the progress that we make."