Britain is still "deeply elitist" with privately-educated pupils and Oxbridge graduates continuing to dominate top roles in society, a major new report warns.
Many of the nation's judges, politicians, armed forces chiefs, journalists, TV executives, public officials and sports stars attended fee-paying schools before going to to study at Oxford and Cambridge, it suggests.
This stark lack of diversity means that many of Britain's key institutions are not representative of the public they serve, and the people running them may not understand the daily issues facing people from different backgrounds, according to the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.
The study analysed the backgrounds of more than 4,000 individuals holding top jobs in British society.
More top news
Some 66 people have been killed after the plane they were travelling on crashed in southern Iran.
The letter calls for an end to harassment, abuse, and impunity in a world "ripe for change".