A bishop who made offensive comments about Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding on Facebook has been suspended.

The Bishop of Willesden, Rt Rev Pete Broadbent, vented his feelings about the royal wedding on Facebook, calling the event “nauseating tosh” and predicting that William and Kate’s marriage would only last seven years.

Today, the Bishop of London, Rt Rev Richard Chartres, asked Bishop Broadbent to withdraw from public ministry until further notice.

“I was appalled by the Bishop of Willesden’s comments about the forthcoming royal marriage,” said Bishop Chartres.

“In common with most of the country, I share the joy which the news of the engagement has brought.

“I have now had an opportunity to discuss with Bishop Peter how his comments came to be made and I have noted his unreserved apology. Nevertheless, I have asked him to withdraw from public ministry until further notice.

“I have been in touch with St James’s Palace to express my own dismay on behalf of the Church.”

Bishop Broadbent has already issued a grovelling apology, sending his “sincere regrets” to the Prince of Wales and to Prince William and Miss Middleton for the “distress” caused by comments.

The royal family refused to comment on the story and the fiasco has now been laid to rest.

So just for the hell of it, here are the Bishop’s (pretty hilarious) comments about the royal wedding, one more time:

“The Windsors and their predecessors don’t have a good track record on the permanence of marriage. But their marriage is their business. I don’t know them, and have no part in celebrating it. I just wish we weren’t paying for it.”

“I think we need a party in Calais for all good republicans who can’t stand the nauseating tosh that surrounds this event.”

“I managed to avoid the last disaster in slow motion between Big Ears and the Porcelain Doll, and hope to avoid this one too.”

“a)  I don’t care about the Royals. I’m a republican.

‘(b)  History: more broken marriages and philanderers among these people than not. Count them up, back through the ages.

‘(c)  They cost us an arm and a leg.

‘(d)  Talent isn’t passed on through peoples’ bloodstock. The hereditary principle is ­corrupt and sexist.

‘(e)  As with most shallow celebrities . . . they will be set up to fail by the gutter press.”

“I give the marriage seven years.”

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