Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first child in to the world on Monday (Image: GETTY )
Trevor Phillips, former head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby boy will be put at the centre stage for change after he was born yesterday at 5.26am, weighing 7lb 3oz. Baby Sussex is the first mixed-race baby in the Royal Family, with Meghan Markle as his mother, an American with a black mother and white father, and is a reflection of modern Britain with its culturally diverse population. Mr Philips heralded the new arrival as news that can “make us all proud”.
Writing an open letter to the royal baby on the Daily Mail, Mr Phillips told him he would have a responsibility to “bridge between white Britain and black Britain on your shoulders”.
He said: “There’s more change to come that will put you centre stage. It should make you proud of our country - and us even more proud of you. Both my parents were black.
“You are the fruit of a joyous, contemporary love match. Social scientist Eric Kaufmann of Birkbeck, University of London, thinks this is the Western world’s future, and that over your lifetime what we call ‘race’ could become near to irrelevant. You will be the poster boy for this new world.
“That’s going to put some responsibility to be a bridge between white Britain and black Britain on your shoulders.
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