Prince Charles’ Goddaughter Tara Palmer-Tompkinson Arrested At Airport
Tara Palmer-Tompkinson, the goddaughter of Prince Charles, was arrested Saturday at Heathrow Airport after she reportedly had a temper tantrum which resulted in her screaming and throwing her coat (and possibly her hair extensions) at airport staff and security. The situation was rumored to have stemmed from Palmer-Tompkinson being barred from entering the first class lounge.
England’s The Daily Mail was the first report on the incident. “The socialite swore at officers and tore out her hair extensions in fury before she was handcuffed by eight armed police and led away on Saturday afternoon,” they reported from unnamed sources.
“She had completely lost all control and she was screaming at officers. They had no choice but to arrest for her own and everyone else’s safety,” a witness told The Sun.
The 42-year-old socialite has had difficulties with drugs and alcohol in the past, but in a follow-up interview with The Sun she claimed no substances were to blame.
“I wasn’t drunk, there was no disorderly,” she said. “I was cautioned, I saw a doctor, they were nice to me.”
When asked on Twitter about the situation, Palmer-Tompkinson replied the reports were inaccurate.
@leehoward708 This news is inaccurate,I was not refused entrance2the first class lounge.It was not the reason nor was It ever addressed.
— TaraPalmer-Tomkinson (@TPTpersonified) December 22, 2014