Elizabeth II and the British royal family support the anti-racism movement “The lives of blacks matter”, said his spokesman Ken Olisa, AFP reported.
Olisa, Her Majesty’s representative in the British capital and the first black man to do so, told Channel Four television that he had discussed racism with members of the royal family since the murder of African-American George Floyd by a white police officer.
Olisa said this is a hot topic of conversation and the question is what else can be done to get society to remove these barriers. He added that members of the royal family are deeply concerned to ensure that their country shares the same values.
Asked if Buckingham Palace supports the “Black Life Matters” movement, Olisa said: “The answer is yes, completely.”
In the show, titled Black To Front, created by a team made up entirely of blacks, due to air today at 6 p.m., Olisa also says the queen asked him if he would visit the place where in The Grenfell Tower in London burned down in June 2017. Many blacks and minorities were among the 71 killed at the time.
“We didn’t know if she would be booed or shot, but when the queen got out of the car, all these people applauded her,” Olisa said.
Olisa’s statements come months after the shocking revelations of Elizabeth II’s grandson Prince Harry and his wife Megan in an interview with American TV presenter Oprah Winfrey.
The two said an unnamed member of the royal family was worried about the color of their son Archie’s skin before he was born, as his mother was of mixed blood.
This cooled the relationship between the couple and the rest of the royal family, and Harry’s older brother, Prince William, had to respond with the words “We are not a racist family at all.”