The bishop who called Kate Middleton and Prince Wiliam’s wedding “nauseating tosh” on Facebook has today apologised for his comments.

In his online rant, the Bishop of Willesden, Rt Rev Pete Broadbent, predicted that the marriage between the prince and his fiancée only would last about seven years.

He also wrote that anyone who didn’t want to celebrate the Royal wedding, should head for France.

“We need a party in Calais for all good republicans who can’t stand the nauseating tosh that surrounds this event,” he said.

In another post, published on Wednesday last week, Rt Rev Pete Broadbent said marriage wasn’t about some “national flim-flam paid for out of our taxes, for a couple whose lives are going to be persecuted and spoilt by an ignorant media.”

But the Bishop has now publically apologised for his comments.

“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,” he said.

“I accept that this was a major error of judgement on my part. I wish Prince William and Kate Middleton a happy and lifelong marriage, and will hold them in my prayers,” he continued.

The royal family has not yet commented on the story.