Please see below response to today’s (25 Jan 20) Belfast Telegraph article from James Hagan, Founder and Chairman, Hagan Homes (Ballyclare based homebuilder):

“We have been in contact with representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and taken action to remove the social media posts and billboard advertising.

“The ‘Hagan Homes Fit For Part-time Royalty’ campaign was intended to reflect Northern Ireland’s, typically light-hearted approach to a challenging situation.  Many young people struggle with the complexities of buying a new home and we were keen to emphasise that support is available in such circumstances.

“It was not our intention to cause any offence and we sincerely apologise if any has been taken.  We believe Harry and Meghan are strong role models for all young people who are trying to find their own path in life and in recognition of this. Hagan Homes is keen to make a donation of £10,000 to a charity of Harry and Meghan’s choice.”