Gb, media: “Buckingham Palace exempt from anti-discrimination laws”

02 June 2021 4:42 pm

A series of documents obtained by the Guardian would reveal that at least until the late 1960s “immigrants or foreigners of color” were excluded from official court roles.

Buckingham Palace never wanted to answer questions about the ban but recalled that staff from ethnic minorities have only been employed since the 1990s. Among the most explosive papers revealed by the Guardian, there is a letter from 1968 signed by a senior official to clarify that it was not “practical to assign administrative positions to immigrants of color or foreigners”, who were reserved only access to the ranks of the ” servitude “. The Court used an ancient parliamentary procedure, called Queen’s Consent, to guarantee exemption from the obligations of the new anti-discrimination legislation that the British government was preparing and which would be finally approved in the early 1970s.

This privilege has never been denied, although today there is a “special procedure” through which the sovereign can receive and accept complaints against any form of disparity. In recent months, accusations have come from Prince Harry and his consort of an African-American mother Meghan about alleged prejudices in the Royal Family. The couple also expressed concerns regarding their first-born Archie’s possibly too dark skin color.

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