Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Relative of Elizabeth II received a sentence for attempted rape


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Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn Simon Bowes-Lyon

Simon Bowes-Lyon apologized to the victim of the attack, explaining his actions by alcohol intoxication.

The grand-nephew of Queen Elizabeth II, Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn Simon Bowes-Lyon, was sentenced to ten months in prison for attempted rape. This was announced on February 23 by the Sky News TV channel.

Earlier, a British aristocrat pleaded guilty to assaulting a girl who was visiting his ancestral castle Glamis in Scotland.

During the trial, it turned out that in February 2020, the 34-year-old count burst into the room of a 26-year-old girl and tried to rip off her clothes, not paying attention to the resistance.

As a result, the victim managed to push Bowes-Lyon out the door and ask for help from friends who were in the castle.

Simon apologized to the victim of the attack, family and colleagues, explaining his actions to strong alcohol intoxication.

“I didn’t think I was able to do something like that, but I had to face reality and take responsibility for what happened. To this end, I asked for professional help and received it over the past year, and also agreed to admit my guilt, “said a relative of the queen at the trial.

Recall that the mother of Elizabeth II belonged to the family of the Strathmore Counts – she is the daughter of the 14th Earl Claude Bowes-Lyon.

In 2016, after the death of his father, Simon Bowes-Lyon inherited the title of 19th Earl of Strathmore and membership in the House of Lords of the British Parliament.

Recall that in 2019, the British Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, resigned from his monarchical duties amid the scandal around the American billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

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