Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Bishop suspended over Wills and Kate comment

The Queen was today spared the embarassment of coming face to face with the Church of England bishop who said William and Kate's marriage would only last seven years and decried the "nauseating tosh" surrounding the royal engagement.

Bishop Pete Broadbent, who made the remarks on his Facebook page, was this morning suspended indefinitely as bishop of Willesden, London, shortly before the Church of England General Synod - its governing body - was due to be addressed by the Queen.

News of the suspension came hours after The First Post was tipped off by a source close to the bishop that he would not be attending the Synod meeting.

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