Palace yet to reach its 10 diversity target among staff
Buckingham Palace has yet to hit its diversity target, with its proportion of ethnic minority staff standing at just 9.6%.The figure last year was 8.5%, with the Royal Household having set a goal of 10% for 2022.
A senior royal source said the Queen and the Windsors had embraced the diversity of the nation, and the bid to improve diversity within the Palace workforce was coming from across the royal family.
The royal family during the Platinum Jubilee (Aaron Chown/PA)
But the source said a 'listening exercise' carried out with Palace employees to examine their experiences has shown that 'in building a more inclusive culture, that we should more clearly recognise the strength of our communities, very much in the differences that we all bring'.