Harry and Meghans statement in full as they respond to Jeremy Clarksons apology

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have released a lengthy statement in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson’s apology to the pair.

Late last year, the former Top Gear presenter faced backlash for an explosive column he wrote about the Duchess of Sussex, where he expressed his hatred for the mother-of-two.

Jeremy wrote in the now-deleted piece that he lay in bed "dreaming of the day when she [Meghan] is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while the crowds chant 'Shame!' and throw lumps of excrement at her" in reference to a Game of Thrones scene.

The piece was later taken down, with Jeremy going on to issue an apology over social media.

He's since revealed he penned an email to Harry and Meghan where he expressed his regret over the article.

Harry and Meghan have now shared their own statement on the matter after Harry briefly touched upon the topic in his tell-all interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby.

While Jeremy claims to have approached both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, their statement says the TV star only contacted Harry.

Their comment shared today, Monday 16 January, via their representative reads: “On December 25, 2022, Mr Clarkson wrote solely to Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex. The contents of his correspondence were marked private and confidential.

“While a new public apology has been issued today by Mr Clarkson, what remains to be addressed is his long-standing pattern of writing articles that spread hate rhetoric, dangerous conspiracy theories and misogyny.

“Unless each of his other pieces were also written “in a hurry”, as he states, it is clear that this is not an isolated incident shared in haste, but rather a series of articles shared in hate."

Jeremy shared on social media that he had contacted the royal pair on Christmas Day to say his language in the column had been “disgraceful” and he was “profoundly sorry”.

He penned: “One of the strange things I’ve noticed in recent times is that whenever an MP or a well-known person is asked to apologise for something, no matter how heartfelt or profound that apology may be, it’s never enough for the people who called for it in the first place.

“So I’m going to try and buck the trend this morning with an apology for the things I said in a Sun column recently about Meghan Markle. I really am sorry. All the way from the balls of my feet to the follicles on my head. This is me putting my hands up. It's a mea culpa with bells on.”

Jeremy’s apology continued: “Usually, I read what I’ve written to someone else before filing, but I was home alone on that fateful day, and in a hurry. So when I’d finished, I just pressed send. And then, when the column appeared the next day, the land mine exploded.”

He added: "I wrote to everyone who works with me to say how sorry I was and then on Christmas morning, I e-mailed Harry and Meghan in California to apologise to them too."

His post shared on Instagram comes after The Sun – where his column was published –also issued a public apologyto Meghan and Harry.


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