New scandal for Queen Elizabeth: cousin Simon Bowes-Lyon arrested

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2020, for Elizabeth II, was an annus horribilis, troubled by too many unpleasant events among which, in addition to thefarewell of Harry and Meghan to the royal family, the fall of the son Andrew of York, increasingly entangled in the Epstein scandal. 2021, for the ninety-four-year-old sovereign, hasn’t started better. A new sex scandal has hit the British crown.

The count Simon Bowes-Lyon, 34 years old, great-grandson of the Queen Mother e cousin third degree of Queen Elizabeth, it was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman in a room of the charming Scottish castle of Glamis.

In 2020, during an event organized by himself, the count, drunk, yes it would sneaked into the victim’s bedroom at night, already asleep. He would have them lifting her nightgown, she would push it against a wall and feel it. The woman would be able to push back his advances with difficulty, running away and asking other guests for help. Forced to appear before a judge in the Scottish city of Dundee, Simon Bowes-Lyon admitted the assault, he publicly apologized, said he is deeply ashamed of his conduct. Now he is on bail, but faces five years in prison.

Simon Bowes-Lyon, known for his racing car collection and friendship with Poppy Delevingne and Otis Ferry, two years ago it was included in the magazine Tatler in the list of the most courted British bachelors. But now Elizabeth II could take away the prestigious title of Lord Glamis inherited in 2016 from his father Michael, one of the sovereign’s closest cousins.

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