The British Broadcasting Corporation has dismissed a presenter who tweeted an image of a chimpanzee dressed in clothes with the caption “Royal Baby leaves hospital’’.
Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, gave birth to a baby boy, Archie, in the early hours of Monday,
The baby was the first mixed-race child to be born into the top hierarchy of British royalty in recent history.
The broadcaster with BBC Radio 5Live, Danny Baker on Twitter wrote “Just got fired,”
The 61-year-old 5Live presenter was accused of mocking the duchess’ racial heritage.
The corporation said Baker’s tweet “goes against the values we as a station aim to embody. “Danny is a brilliant broadcaster, but will no longer be presenting a weekly show with us.”
After Baker’s post generated outrages on social media, he, however, said: “Sorry my gag pic of the little fella in the posh outfit has whipped some up. Never occurred to me because, well, mind not diseased.”
Prince Harry and Meghan, whose mother Doria Ragland is African American, revealed on Wednesday their new son was named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The royal baby, who is seventh in line to the British throne, is expected to hold dual citizenship of Britain and the U.S.