A Toronto woman, accused of stalking Prince Harry, is looking to set the record straight, the Toronto Sun reports.
“I feel sorry about what happened,” Wen Qi told the newspaper. "I want to say sorry to the Royal Family and the British Embassy and especially Prince Harry.”
Earlier this month, world media trumpeted the 36-year-old as a royal stalker after police in Greenwich, Connecticut arrested her outside a polo match that the prince was attending.
The celebrity-studded event raised funds for Prince Harry's charity Sentebale.
Qi was initially found walking near the polo grounds, where she was warned that she "she wasn't allowed on the property," police spokesman Kraig Gray told Greenwich Patch.
Although she seemed to leave the area by taxi, Gray said she was spotted again near a fence, where she was arrested.
Charged with third-degree criminal trespass and unable to post the $1,000 bond, Qi spent a night in prison, the New York Daily News reports.
The aspiring journalist and producer for a Christian webcast claims inexperience, rather than obsession, led to the arrest, according to the Toronto Sun.
It's the ignominy of having her name seemingly forever etched in Google as a royal stalker that seems to have prompted Qi to speak out.
"On her return to Toronto, Qi was horrified to learn she was being described as a globetrotting stalker," writes the Sun's Michele Mandel.
Police, on the other hand, maintain that she was on an international watch list and known for an "unhealthy attraction" to the prince.
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