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Sunday, 19 March, 2000, 09:25 GMT
Noble sorry for Sophie snap
Countess of Wessex
The Countess was upset at the picture's publication
The woman who sold a topless picture of the Countess of Wessex to a national newspaper has apologised.

Kara Noble, a radio presenter, caused an outcry when she sold the picture for a reported 100,000 to The Sun just weeks before Sophie Rhys-Jones' wedding to Prince Edward.

"I realise I made the biggest mistake and the most public mistake one could ever make," Ms Noble told the Mail on Sunday.

"If I'd guessed the outcome there is no way I would have allowed it to happen," she told the paper.



I just want to say sorry to everyone who was involved

Kara Noble
"I realise I'll always be known for selling that photo and it's something I've got to live with," she said.

Sacked

Ms Noble, a radio presenter, took a revealing picture of the Countess and Capital Radio DJ Chris Tarrant more than 10 years ago.

The bride-to-be was reportedly upset at its publication.

Ms Noble was later sacked as co-host of Heart 106.2FM's breakfast show.

She left Britain and is now living in the United States.

"I feel terrible for the people who love me and for the ordeal I put them through. I couldn't bear my family being part of that whole circus again," she said.


Kara Noble
Kara Noble
"So I just want to say sorry to everyone who was involved," Ms Noble said.

The Sun published a full-page apology following their publication of the picture.

Prince Edward and Sophie reportedly did not bear a grudge against Ms Noble.

Mr Tarrant launched an angry tirade against Ms Noble on his radio show the morning the picture appeared in the paper.

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