A cousin of Queen Elizabeth II was jailed Tuesday for 10 months for sexually assaulting a lady who was a visitor at his ancestral fort in Scotland.

Simon Bowes-Lyon, the Earl of Strathmore, had admitted assaulting the 26-year-old girl in February 2020 in a bed room at Glamis Castle, which was the childhood dwelling of the Queen’s late mom.

His sufferer nonetheless suffers nightmares from the 20-minute assault, through which Bowes-Lyon got here into her room uninvited and groped her whereas making an attempt to drag off her nightdress, Dundee Sheriff Court heard, based on the BBC.

Bowes-Lyon, 34, who’s a primary cousin twice eliminated of the queen, pleaded responsible final month, saying he was “drastically ashamed of my actions which have triggered such misery to a visitor in my dwelling.”

Simon Bowes-Lyon is escorted by police after his sentencing on Feb. 23, 2021. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty ImagesBowes-Lyon is a primary cousin twice eliminated of Queen Elizabeth II.Richard Pohle – WPA Pool/Getty Images

“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,” he mentioned.

Bowes-Lyon was additionally positioned on the intercourse offenders register for 10 years.

He had confronted as much as 5 years in jail, however bought the lighter time period after his legal professional, John Scott, reminded the court docket that the earl had proven “real regret.”

Glamis Castle, close to Dundee in central Scotland, is the childhood dwelling of the queen’s late mom, who was born Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, and is the place the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, was born, the BBC mentioned.

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Simon Bowes-Lyon arrives at court docket on February 23, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Simon Bowes-Lyon admitted to sexually assaulting 26-year-old girl in February 2020 in a bed room at Glamis Castle. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

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