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UK Bishop Peter Broadbent Slams Prince William Engagement

Peter Broadbent, UK bishop of Willesden, is facing criticism for his slams against Prince William and Kate Middleton. Broadbent may be in deep (holy) water for using his Facebook and Twitter pages to declare the pending nuptials between William and Kate "nauseating tosh," rendering the couple to "shallow celebrities," and estimating the upcoming vows will not outlast seven years. Broadbent Tweeted the April union between William and Kate "massively irrelevant (if an expensive frippery)."

Broadbent has been suspended from his post, as Queen Elizabeth II is displeased as not only is she ultimately the head of the Church of England but perhaps, more importantly, the Queen is also a grandmother of Prince William.

Broadbent has publicly apologized for his outlandish comments and withdrawn the Facebook and Twitter posts. Broadbent issued a statement to the Diocese of London's website which read: "I have conveyed to Prince Charles and Prince William and Kate Middleton my sincere regrets for the distressed caused by my remarks and the subsequent media attention about the forthcoming Royal Wedding. I recognize that the tone of my language and the content of what I said were deeply offensive, and I apologize unreservedly for the hurt caused. It was unwise of me to engage in a debate with others on a semi-public Internet forum and to express myself in such language. I accept that this was a major error of judgment on my part. I wish Prince William and Kate Middleton a happy and lifelong marriage, and will hold them in my prayers."

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