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Princess Fined For Near-Naked 'Kill Muslims' Rant
A German princess has been fined £1,000 for drunkenly lashing out at first aiders and ranting about killing Muslims at an upmarket Oktoberfest party.
Her Serene Highness Princess Theodora Sayn-Wittgenstein, 27, tried to climb a fence and started stripping off as the event in St Andrews, a university town in Fife, drew to a close.
Staff managed to get her to a first aid tent, where she told worker Farah Hussein: "I was doing my nails this morning. I wondered how many Muslims I could kill."
The princess then attacked another first aider and a security guard, kicking one and trying to headbutt the other, before colleagues managed to pin her to the ground.
When police arrived, Sayn-Wittgenstein was so aggressive they had to put her in leg restraints before putting her in a van and taking her to a local station.
The princess tried to hide from photographers under a brunette wig as she arrived at Dundee Sheriff Court with her father Prince Ludwig.
Prosecutor Trina Sinclair told the court Ms Hussein was trying to help the near-naked princess to replace her clothing when she launched into her anti-Muslim tirade, causing the first aider to leave the room in tears.
Ms Sinclair went on: "The accused stood on a chair and began to rant about her human rights.
"Cara Anderson stood behind her trying to stabilise the chair she was standing on but (the princess) fell on top of her.
"The accused began to thrash and struck her several times."
Sayn-Wittgenstein lives in Germany and works for her father's alternative energy firm but gave an address in Chelsea, London, on court papers.
She admitted one charge of breach of the peace aggravated by religious prejudice, two counts of assault and an offence under the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act.
Defence solicitor Douglas Williams said his client had a thyroid condition which may have contributed to her behaviour.
He said Sayn-Wittgenstein, who graduated from St Andrews in 2011, had "brought shame on herself and her family".
He said: "Her behaviour was totally out of character. She has a degree in international relations and has lived in Jordan, immersing herself in Middle Eastern culture."
Sheriff Mark Stewart QC told Sayn-Wittgenstein: "These comments you made are unacceptable. They would cause nothing but division, concern and unhappiness."