Harry and Meghan

Jeremy Clarkson says he apologised to Harry and Meghan for Sun column

In a statement on Monday, he said he emailed the couple on Christmas Day to say his language had been "disgraceful" and he was "profoundly sorry".

In the column, he wrote about a naked Meghan being pelted with excrement.

A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said the article was not an isolated incident for Clarkson.

Clarkson had released a statement before Christmas saying he "was horrified to have caused so much hurt".

The Sun newspaper has also apologised for the December article and removed it from its website.

Harry and Meghan denounce media harassment in Netflix documentary

In the first episodes of the couple's much anticipated Netflix documentary series, Harry, who stepped down from royal duties two years ago with Meghan, said he accepted people would fundamentally disagree with what he had done.

Britain's royal family have been braced for renewed criticism from the couple, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have delivered scathing attacks on Harry's relatives, including his father King Charles and elder brother Prince William, since they moved to California.

Texts sent by Meghan and Harry to her father revealed in court papers

Meghan claims Associated Newspapers misquoted the messages to paint the couple in a less good light.

She also claims tabloids, in particular those owned by the group, caused a dispute between her and her father.

Associated Newspapers says it will defend the privacy claim "with vigour".

It comes as Meghan and Harry, who have relocated to California after stepping back as senior royals, told the UK's tabloid press that they are ending all co-operation with them.