According to newly released papers from the National Archives and widely reported in British Mainstream media-Daily Mail the Queen's courtiers prohibited 'coloured immigrants or foreigners' from working in administrative capacities in the royal household until at least the late 1960s.
The records also indicate how Buckingham Palace secured contentious terms that would exclude the Queen and her household against laws against racial and sex discrimination, according to the Guardian.
The revelation is a new source of humiliation for the Firm, which is already dealing with accusations of racism levelled at it by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following their bombshell appearance with Oprah Winfrey.
According to drafted documents, the Queen's chief financial manager, Lord Tyron, notified Home Office civil servant TG Weiler in February 1968 that "it was not, in fact, the practise to appoint coloured immigrants or foreigners" to administrative duties in the british monarchy household, but that they were allowed to work as domestic servants.
It's unknown when the practise came to a halt, but a spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace emphasised that the'second hand descriptions of talks from almost 50 years ago' were not representative of current procedures.
According to the royal household's records, persons from ethnic minorities were hired in the 1990s. It further stated that prior to that decade, it did not keep track of workers' ethnic origins. source
The newly uncovered documents show how the Queen's approval mechanism was utilised to sway the draught racial relations legislation in secrecy.