An old Tatler article about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle , which has resurfaced in the magazine's online edition, has caused a storm of uproar on Twitter for being backward and racist.

Why Britain's Most Eligible Bachelors Are Falling For Spruce All-American Charms was first published in the magazine's print issue of April 2015. It was republished online this month, leading to a slew of complaints.

The sub-heading of the story reads: "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?! It's simple, really: Your average English girl rarely brushes her hair and never cleans behind her ears so it's no wonder that Britain's bachelors are falling for spruce all-American charms."

The article says that after Prince William and Prince Harry "came of age so dashingly" American women started nurturing a newfound interest in British men. The latter, the article states, were "thrilled all over again at the idea of women with sparkling teeth and considerably more charm than the Sloanes he was used to dating".

"Bagging an Englishman earns you the ultimate social kudos. If you get one who is Eton, Oxbridge AND has a title, you might as well have married Prince William. It is what every East Coast American girl aspires to," the article quoted an American woman who was married to a British man.

"For a lot of British chaps, it is easier to go out with a foreigner than to find a girl from home with the 'right' background," an Old Etonian was quoted as saying.

An American heiress who's married to an Old Etonian is also quoted saying: 'American girls will give blow jobs way earlier than British girls because they don't consider it sex'.

But many readers were not happy with the story and took to Twitter to voice their opinions.

Earlier this month, Tatler apologised to actor Daisy Lewis after describing her as "fun ... in bed. Probably." It was part of the Little Black Book feature, which listed the "smartest, sexiest singles on the planet".