Man who threw candle holder at queen is guilty of insulting her
Friday 01 February 2013
A man who threw a glass tea light holder at the queen’s coach has been given a five-month jail term for insulting the monarch, by the appeal court in The Hague.
The man, known as Erwin L, threw the missile at the coach as it carried the queen to the traditional budget day ceremony in parliament in September 2010.
‘By his action, Erwin L is guilty of insulting the queen, the crown prince and his wife, and in addition, damaging the golden coach,’ the ruling stated.
L, who is 31, was found not guilty of attempting to attack a palace servant or bystanders because of a lack of evidence.
At the original trial in 2011, L was sentenced to a year in a psychiatric prison, but that was later overturned. He has already spent almost two years in custody on remand and will now be released, Nos television said.