The dark secrets of the British royal family

Queen Elizabeth's cousin jailed for sexually assaulting woman at ancestral castle

Stars Insider

24/02/21 | StarsInsider


A cousin of Queen Elizabeth II was jailed on February 23, after being sentenced to 10 months for sexually assaulting a woman who was a guest at his ancestral castle in Scotland, Page Six reports.

Simon Bowes-Lyon, the Earl of Strathmore, had pled guilty to assaulting the 26-year-old woman in February 2020 in a bedroom at Glamis Castle, which was the childhood home of the Queen’s late mother. A first cousin twice removed of the Queen, the Earl said he was “greatly ashamed of my actions which have caused such distress to a guest in my home.”

And that's not all. From friendships with sex offenders, relationships with murderers, and extremely offensive behavior, there have been numerous scandals that rocked the British royal family.

In this gallery, take a look at the dark secrets they'd rather hadn't got out.


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