The Prince of Wales has said that promoting greater inclusion and diversity has always been a matter “close to my heart”, and he has tried to support it for “most of my life”.
He joined a discussion at the Griffin Bar on the Gate in Cambridge and other initiatives aimed at encouraging diversity in admissions and supporting ethnic minority students during his time at the university.
In March, Duke and Queen In a scathing interview with American talk show host Oprah Winfrey from the Sussexes, an unnamed member of the royal family was accused of making racist remarks about her son, Archie before he was born.
The broadcast, in which Harry and Meghan accused the monarchy of failing to support the Duchess when she had suicidal thoughts, plunged Windsor into trouble.
Subsequently, the Duke of Cambridge defended the monarchy against accusations of racism, saying: “We are not very much a racist family.”
NS Queen It said in a statement that the issues raised, in particular those of race, were related.
But he added that “some memories may differ” and, although the matter was taken very seriously, it would be addressed privately by the family.
Charles, who had met with the college’s principal, Lord Woolley, said: “I have never been more pleased to hear about the excellent work being done to promote greater inclusion and diversity.
“As Lord Woolley knows, this is a subject that has always been close to my heart, and which I have sought to pursue and support as much as possible in my life.”
He continued: “For our society to successfully meet the great challenges before us, we will need all of our talents and all of our contributions.
“It’s not just a good intention – it’s the deepest good feeling.
“I have said before that our diversity is our greatest strength, and as time goes on and I see new examples of that principle – as I clearly do here today, I become more convinced of that truth. I’ll be.”
The prince had a private meeting with Lord Woolley, who is also an equality campaigner and founder of Operation Black Vote.
He became the first black person to head a college at Cambridge or Oxford after taking up his position last month.
He previously collaborated with the Prince’s Trust to address harm among ethnic minority groups.