Police are hunting King Charles' estranged cousin after he failed to appear at court over racist abuse and assault charges.

Rowan Lascelles' great-grandmother was the daughter of George V, making him a distant cousin of the King.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest after he failed to appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, March 20.

Lascelles, whose address is listed as Cambridge Gardens near Ladbroke Grove, is charged with crimes including racially aggravated threatening behaviour in Barnet on September 27, 2023.

He has pleaded guilty to one charge of threatening behaviour at the same date and place on September 29 but is due to face trial for another.

He was also due to be sentenced for a series of other crimes.

Lascelles pleaded guilty on September 14, 2023, to assaulting a woman at Victoria station on August 23, 2023.

On the same day, he admitted threatening a woman at the station the next day, August 24 and racially or religiously-aggravated threatening behaviour at the WHSmith branch at Victoria station on February 16, 2023.

Lascelles had also pleaded guilty on September 20, 2023, to causing damage to a cell at Colindale Police Station the previous day.

Officers are now looking for Lascelles for his arrest.