Sep 10, 2021 - World

Queen Elizabeth and royal family support BLM movement, representative says

Queen Elizabeth II as she thanks local volunteers for their efforts during the pandemic on June 28, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: Jane Barlow/Pool/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family support the Black Lives Matter movement, a senior representative said in a television interview that will be broadcast Friday, AP reports.

The big picture: The remarks come after Prince Harry and Meghan in March accused the family of racism, saying unnamed relatives expressed concern about how dark their baby's skin would be.

Driving the news: "I have discussed with the Royal Household this whole issue of race, particularly in the last 12 months since the George Floyd incident," philanthropist Kenneth Olisa, the first Black lord-lieutenant of Greater London, said in an interview with Channel 4 News, per AP.

  • "It’s a hot conversation topic. The question is what more can we do to bind society to remove these barriers. They care passionately about making this one nation bound by the same values."
  • When asked whether the royals support the Black Lives Matter movement, Olisa said, "The answer is easily yes."

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