• Prince William and Kate Middleton released the annual report for their charitable organization, the Royal Foundation
  • They announced a commitment to "equality, diversity and inclusion" in their future philanthropic decisions
  • The organization's staff are undertaking "training on diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias," the report says

Prince William and Kate Middleton's charity, the Royal Foundation, wants to make improving diversity a top priority.

In the organization's newly released 2020 trustees' report, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's charity announced a commitment to "equality, diversity and inclusion" in its future philanthropic decisions.

"The Royal Foundation remains committed to equality and diversity and to ensuring a positive, safe and respectful environment which promotes the wellbeing and dignity of its employees, applicants, partners, suppliers and those whose interests it represents," the report read.

It continued, "[The foundation] aims to promote equality of opportunity and diversity and to tackle any forms of discrimination, harassment or bullying within its working environment, whether on grounds of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, and discrimination by association."

The organization added that these principles "are embedded in its policies, procedures, day-to-day practices and external relationships, with staff undertaking training on diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias."

The report comes months after Meghan Markle claimed in a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that members of the royal family allegedly expressed concerns about the color of the skin of her and Prince Harry's son, Archie.

They did not name the royals who allegedly made the comments, but Prince Harry later confirmed that it was not Queen Elizabeth II or her late husband, Prince Philip. "That conversation I’m never going to share, but at the time, it was awkward. I was a bit shocked," the Duke of Sussex said in March.

Prince William and Prince Harry founded the Royal Foundation in 2009, with Middleton and Markle later joining as patrons, according to Us Weekly. However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to resign from the foundation in June 2019 to pursue their own charitable projects, a move that reportedly contributed to the rift between Prince Harry and Prince William.

Six months after their resignation from the charity, Prince Harry and Markle announced their decision to step back as working royals.

Royal experts have since had varying takes on the two brothers' relationship. Stewart Pearce, the author of "Diana: The Voice of Change" and the late Princess of Wales' voice coach, recently claimed that the fab four have been communicating in recent months.

"I know that the four are talking with one another, and they’re talking by Zoom [and by] FaceTime," he told Us Weekly in August. "They’re very close with one another."

However, "Finding Freedom" co-author Omid Scobie told Entertainment Tonight last week that Prince Harry and Prince William's relationship is "still very much one of distance" and that they have not been talking despite having reunited twice in recent months.

Scobie also noted that the brothers have different priorities. "William has certainly become someone who is really living his life for the crown, for the institution," the royal correspondent explained. "Harry has really sort of gone completely in the opposite direction."

Kate Middleton and Prince William
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing black as a mark of respect following the death of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, meet air Cadets during their visit to 282 (East Ham) Squadron Air Training Corps in east London on April 21, 2021. - During the visit, the Squadron paid tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh, who served as Air Commodore-in-Chief of the Air Training Corps for 63 years. In 2015, The Duke passed the military patronage to The Duchess of Cambridge who became Honorary Air Commandant. Ian Vogler / POOL / AFP) (Photo by IAN VOGLER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images