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A relative of the Queen has been jailed for 10 months for sexually assaulting a girl at his ancestral residence.

Simon Bowes-Lyon, the Earl of Strathmore, pleaded responsible to attacking a girl at Glamis Castle, Angus, in February final 12 months.

The 34-12 months-previous, who’s the son of a cousin of the Queen, was sentenced at Dundee Sheriff Courtroom on Tuesday.

The courtroom beforehand heard that the assault occurred in a bed room at the fortress.

Final month, Bowes-Lyon apologised for his actions after getting into a responsible plea, saying he felt “vastly ashamed” for inflicting “such misery to a visitor in my residence”.

He stated he had “drunk to extra” on the night time of the assault, though he famous that this was “no excuse” for what transpired.

“I didn’t suppose I used to be succesful of behaving the way in which I did however have needed to resist it and take accountability,” he stated outdoors courtroom.

“During the last 12 months this has concerned looking for and receiving skilled assist in addition to agreeing to plead responsible as rapidly as doable.

“My apologies go, above all, to the lady involved however I might additionally prefer to apologise to household, pals and colleagues for the misery I’ve triggered them.”

Glamis Castle is the seat of the earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, who’re each half of the Queen Mom’s household.

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