British Journalist Amol Rajan Apologizes For Calling Kate Middleton & Prince William A 'Total Fraud': 'I Deeply Regret It'

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Dec. 2 2021, Published 10:32 a.m. ET

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Back in the day, British journalist Amol Rajan made some derogatory statements about the royal family, and now, he is apologizing for his actions.

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"In reference to very reasonable questions about some foolish commentary from a former life, I want to say I deeply regret it," Rajan wrote on Twitter, referring to the previous remarks he made in 2012, which appeared in The Independent. "I wrote things that were rude and immature and I look back on them now with real embarrassment, and ask myself what I was thinking, frankly I would like to say sorry for any offence they caused then or now."

"I'm completely committed to impartiality and hope our recent programmes can be judged on their merits," he added.

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After Kate Middleton and Prince William announced they were expecting baby No. 1 in December 2012, Rajan called the couple a "total fraud" and said they should "renounce the luxuries of royal patronage and aristocracy."

"Neither of you have a special claim on the glorious city of Cambridge, so quit pretending that you do," he stated.

In another column, Rajan accused Prince Philip of being a "racist buffoon" and said Prince Charles is "scientifically illiterate."

"Aside from the Queen — whose public image is crafted by an ever-expanding team of propagandists — this clan is unusually full of fools," he said.

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Rajan has been in hot water ever since he worked on the new BBC documentary The Princes and the Press, which gives viewers an inside look at how Prince Harry and Prince William have dealt with the media over the years.

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In a rare move, the royal family hit back with a statement of their own after the film premiered.

"A free, responsible and open Press is of vital importance to a healthy democracy," a message from the Palace read. "However, too often overblown and unfounded claims from unnamed sources are presented as facts and it is disappointing when anyone, including the BBC, gives them credibility."

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