Japan UK Travel – Relative of Queen jailed for sexually assaulting woman at his castle

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

Simon Bowes-Lyon, 34, the Earl of Strathmore, pleaded responsible to attacking a woman at Glamis Castle, Angus, in February final 12 months.

Bowes-Lyon, who’s the son of a cousin of the Queen, was sentenced at Dundee Sheriff Courtroom on Tuesday.

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

In an announcement exterior courtroom after pleading responsible final month, Bowes-Lyon apologised and stated he’s “tremendously ashamed of my actions which have induced such misery to a visitor in my residence”.

He stated he had “drunk to extra” on the night time of the assault, which he stated was “no excuse” for his actions.

He added: “I didn’t assume I used to be succesful of behaving the way in which I did however have needed to resist it and take accountability.

“Over the past 12 months this has concerned in search of and receiving skilled assist in addition to agreeing to plead responsible as shortly as doable.

“My apologies go, above all, to the woman involved however I’d additionally wish to apologise to household, mates and colleagues for the misery I’ve induced them.”

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

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