London He is not yet even a week old, and yet Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor has a lot of expectation on his tiny shoulders. The newborn son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may be only seventh in line to the throne, but at the moment of his birth last week he was at the forefront of the British psyche. The departure from an inclusive, multinational trading bloc is yet to happen, but when — and if — it does, many see it as a step backwards for the UK into an insular, narrow-minded, lone country fearful of immigration and modernity. This royal baby is nothing less than a revolution Against that backdrop, then, some looked to the royal family, and not politics, for signs of progress.
Patrick Vernon, a social commentator, cultural historian and campaigner, told HuffPost UK this week that the presence of Doria was «significantly important as it reminds the public and the royal family there is black in the Union Jack … Britain is a multicultural and secular society – and Meghan and Harry reflect a new modernity to the royal family. » While there is no single cause for this shocking rise, the government reported spikes in hate crime after the 2016 Brexit referendum and the string of terrorist attacks in the UK in 2017. Baker was sacked from the BBC and later issued a more forthright apology. While this baby is not going to cure the UK of racism, all of that has mattered to a lot of people.
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