Well, last month, Bowes-Lyon faced trial after being arrested for the attack...​ | 22 Words

The Queen's cousin has been jailed for attacking and assaulting a sleeping woman at his Scottish castle.

And as with any royal scandal, it's gotten people talking...

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Reactions to the shocking news have come in strong, to say the least.

Now, Simon Bowes-Lyon is the nineteenth Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne...

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And he just so happens to be a member of the British royal family, with him being the cousin twice removed of Queen Elizabeth II.

He comes from the Queen Mother's side of the family...

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And the thirty-four-year-old is now a multi-millionaire landowner... just like many distant relatives of the royals.

But last year on February 12th...

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Bowes-Lyon landed himself in a lot of trouble when he attacked and assaulted a sleeping woman at his ancestral home in Angus, Scotland.

The Queen's relative was hosting a formal event at Glamis Castle when he forced his way into a bedroom where an unidentified woman was sleeping.

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Metro reported that he repeatedly pushed her onto a bed and against a wall, forcibly grabbed her breasts, and tried to pull up her nightdress in an attack lasting twenty minutes.

Thankfully, she eventually managed to get him out of her room.

Sheriff Alastair Carmichael told Bowes-Lyon - who was intoxicated during the attack - that he had repeatedly ignored his victim's pleas.

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"Even now - 1 year on - she still, occasionally, has nightmares and feels panicked because of being sexually assaulted by you. This has also had an impact on her emotional wellbeing," he said per the BBC.

Well, last month, Bowes-Lyon faced trial after being arrested for the attack...

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And he pleaded guilty for the attack, saying he was greatly ashamed for causing "such distress to a guest in his ancestral home."

He said he had "drunk to excess" on the night of the attack, which he said was "no excuse" for his actions.

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'I did not think I was capable of behaving the way I did but have had to face up to it and take responsibility. Over the last year, this has involved seeking and receiving professional help as well as agreeing to plead guilty as quickly as possible."

He then issued an apology:

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​"My apologies go, above all, to the woman concerned but I would also like to apologize to family, friends, and colleagues for the distress I have caused them."

The royal has been jailed for ten months...

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And he has also been placed on the U.K sex offenders register for the next ten years.

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