Kenneth Olisa (the first Black Lord Lieutenant of Greater London) told Channel 4 News that he had spoken to the royal family about the matter since George Floyd's death in custody last year. This sparked protests across the globe over racial injustice.
When asked if they supported this movement, the philanthropist/businessman who is the monarch’s personal representative in Greater London answered: "It is easy to say yes."
In excerpts of the interview before broadcast, he stated that he had discussed the whole issue with the Royal Household about race. It's a hot topic. It begs the question, "What can we do more to unify society and remove these barriers?" The royals are passionate about ensuring that this nation is governed by the same values.
These comments are made as Buckingham Palace attempts to counter racism suggested by Prince Harry and Meghan during a March interview on Oprah Winfrey.
Meghan, who is bi-racial, claimed that a member of the royal family raised concerns about the baby's skin color before she gave birth. They also claimed that Meghan suffered cruel treatment while she was a working royal.
Harry's older brother Prince William was made to answer reporters who shouted at him during an East London school visit.
William, his wife Kate, said, "We're not a racist family," as he walked beside him.
Harry and Meghan left royal duties earlier in the year and moved to California.