Charles says inclusion and diversity are subjects ‘close to his heart’
The Prince of Wales has said promoting greater inclusion and diversity has always been a subject “close to my heart”, and he has tried to support it for “much of my life”.
Heir to the throne Charles was visiting Homerton College at Cambridge University.
He joined a discussion in the Griffin Bar on Get In Cambridge and other initiatives aimed at encouraging diversity in admissions and supporting ethnic minority students during their time at the university.
In March, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in a bombshell interview with US talk show host Oprah Winfrey, accused an unnamed member of the royal family of making a racist remark about their son, Archie, before he was born.
The broadcast, in which Harry and Meghan also accused the monarchy of failing to support the duchess when she had suicidal thoughts, plunged the Windsors into crisis.
In the aftermath, the Duke of Cambridge defended the monarchy against accusations of racism, saying: “We’re very much not a racist family.”