Peter Broadbent, the bishop who branded Prince William and fiancée Kate Middleton “shallow celebrities”, has been suspended by the Church of England. Broadbent also went on to suggest that the marriage would last just seven years.
The bishop posted the comments on his Facebook page which were subsequently picked up by the press.
The self-professed republican wrote, “I don’t care about the Royals,” before adding that there was “more broken marriages and philanderers among these people than not.”
“They cost us an arm and a leg. As with most shallow celebrities they will be set up to fail by the gutter press … I give the marriage seven years.”
No royal was safe from Broadbent’s attack and he ended the ill-fated rant by referring to Prince William’s parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, as “Big Ears and the Porcelain Doll.”
Broadbent has apologised for the comments.