By Sabi Phagura for MailOnline
Published: 12:09 BST, 1 October 2020 | Updated: 13:21 BST, 1 October 2020
A former footman to the Queen turned publican found with a stash of child sex images was spared community service so that his village pub could stay open.
Christian Diamant was found to have 28 indecent pictures and three videos of children when arrested by police in January.
The 51-year-old, who owns the White Horse Inn in Bridge, near Canterbury, Kent, admitted three charges of having indecent pictures and videos of children on his iPhone.
But he was not given unpaid work by a judge who said he had 'no desire to upset his business'.
Diamant served as a footman to the Queen at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and was also an under-butler for the Queen, serving at state visits and the wedding of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, in 1999.
Christian Diamant (pictured) a former footman to the Queen, was found with a stash of child sex images but spared community service
Diamant took over the White Horse last year, describing himself as a 'fun, flamboyant' pub owner.