Prince Harry and Meghan call The Sun’s apology a “communication coup”

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan denounced this weekend the “communication coup” that represents, according to them, the apology of The Sun newspaper for a column that virulently attacks the Duchess of Sussex.

Last week, former Top Gear car show host Jeremy Clarkson wrote that he dreamed of the day he Meghan “will parade naked through the streets of every city in the UK, at the same time that the crowd shouted ‘Shame!’ and throw excrement at him.”

The British newspaper said on Friday that it regretted the publication of the column, which it removed from its website and newspaper library, and expressed its sincere apologies.

“The fact that The Sun has not contacted the Duchess of Sussex to apologize shows their intentions. It’s nothing more than a communication coup“A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said on Saturday.

“If the public deserves the masthead’s remorse for its dangerous claims, we would not be in this situation if The Sun were not continually harnessing and exploiting hate, violence and misogyny,” the spokesperson continued.

The controversial article drew a record number of complaints (over 20,000) to the British media ombudsman and numerous condemnations from public figures.

To justify himself, Clarkson mentioned “a clumsy reference to (the series) Game of Thrones”.

“This has been taken badly by many people. I am appalled that I have caused so much pain and will be more prudent in the future,” he wrote.

In one of the most remembered sequences of Games of Thrones, a female character undergoes a “march of shame”, in which she is forced to walk naked through the streets while people throw garbage at her.