The Queen of Belgium’s make-up artist was grilled by police this week over the theft of crown jewels from neighboring Luxembourg, in accordance with studies.
The make-up artist — recognized in native retailers solely as J.V. — spent a full day being questioned by police in Luxembourg Monday, The Guardian reported.
The royal bling was pilfered earlier this yr from a royal palace belonging to Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri and his spouse Maria Teresa.
The heist occurred across the time the Belgian royals, Prince Philippe and Queen Matilde, visited their Luxembourg cousins and was carried out by somebody with inside data, investigators stated.
Police stated the theft wasn’t deliberate, however moderately against the law of alternative.
Authorities discovered traces of the beautician’s DNA within the space the place the jewels disappeared, in accordance with native Luxembourg outlet RTL.
The person has served three generations of Belgian royals and now works with Queen Matilde and the King’s mom and sister-in-law, Queen Paola and Princess Claire. He additionally labored on the 2012 wedding ceremony of Luxembourg’s Prince William to the Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy.
The make-up artist denies being concerned within the theft and hasn’t been charged.
Luxembourg’s public prosecutor’s workplace hasn’t revealed many particulars in regards to the case — like how a lot the valuable stones are value — and the royals solely confirmed this week that the jewels had been swiped.