relative of the Queen has been jailed for 10 months for sexually assaulting a girl at his ancestral residence.
Simon Bowes-Lyon, 34, the Earl of Strathmore, pleaded responsible to attacking a girl at Glamis Fortress, Angus, in February final yr.
The court docket heard that the incident occurred in a bed room on the fortress and he repeatedly assaulted the girl over a 20-minute interval and tried to tug off her costume. The lady fled the fortress the morning after the assault.
In a press release outdoors court docket after pleading responsible final month, Bowes-Lyon apologised and mentioned he’s “drastically ashamed of my actions which have brought on such misery to a visitor in my residence”.
He mentioned he had “drunk to extra” on the evening of the assault, which he mentioned was “no excuse” for his actions.
He added: “I didn’t suppose I used to be able to behaving the way in which I did however have needed to resist it and take accountability.
“During the last yr this has concerned searching for and receiving skilled assist in addition to agreeing to plead responsible as rapidly as potential.
“My apologies go, above all, to the girl involved however I might additionally wish to apologise to household, pals and colleagues for the misery I’ve brought on them.”
Glamis Fortress is the seat of the earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, a part of the late Queen Mom’s household.