Tuesday 11 January 2011, 08:11
Singer Charlotte Church has issued a contrite apology after calling the Queen "an old woman [who] has no idea what's going on".
In an interview with Esquire magazine, Church - promoting her second pop album Back To Scratch - said: "I've met [the Queen] about seven times and she never remembers me. When you get close to her you realise she's an old woman ... I feel really sorry for her. She probably doesn't want to be wheeled out at every Royal Variety Performance to watch scantily clad dancers and shitty comedians."
After an outcry from media and even Cardiff North MP Jonathan Evans, Church released a statement saying "I am deeply sorry if my comments about Her Majesty the Queen caused offence. I am honoured to have met her and have an enormous amount of respect for her and what she does.
"After seeing those words in print, I realised how foolish I was to make such flippant remarks to a journalist," she said.
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