BBC sends apology letter to the Queen after 'wholly inappropriate' remarks

The BBC has said that an apology letter has been written to Buckingham Palace, after its security correspondent Frank Gardner revealed details of a private conversation with the Queen about Abu Hamza.

The BBC reports that the letter says that the conversation should have remained private and that the BBC and Mr Gardner deeply regret the breach of confidence.

The letter is also said to have acknowledged that the revelations were "wholly inappropriate".