Police investigate Danny Baker over Meghan Markle racist monkey tweets

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The Royal family of UK have referred the case to the Met Police. Police are now investigating Danny Baker, who was immediately fired from the BBC


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Danny Baker is being investigated by police after a complaint was made over a tweet he made about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s newborn son, Archie, which featured a picture of a chimpanzee. (Read More)

The 61-year-old presenter, who was sacked by BBC with immediate effect following accusations of racism, issued a statement on Friday to “formally apologise for the outrage I caused”. However fell short of accepting that his actions would be seen as racist by the average person.

The Metropolitan police confirmed a complaint was made about the Twitter post, which showed a black-and-white photo of a well-dressed couple holding the hands of a suited chimpanzee with the caption: “Royal baby leaves hospital”.

The tweet came on the same day that Prince Harry and Meghan, whose mother is African-American, posed with their baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

A Met police statement read: “An allegation has been received by the Metropolitan police service on Thursday 9 May in relation to a tweet published on 8 May. As is routine, the allegation will be reviewed and assessed by specialist officers.”

It is unclear at this time if the referral to the police came from the Royal family or a concerned citizen. Buckingham Palace his not respond to requests to comment.

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