Harpist, 58, who played for the Queen arrives at court

Danielle Perrett, 58, arrived at Ipswich Crown Court this morning

Danielle Perrett, 58, arrived at Ipswich Crown Court this morning

A renowned female harpist, who played for the Queen, is on trial charged with her former partner for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage boy in the 1980s.

Danielle Perrett, 58, who has performed for four consecutive prime ministers and to the royals at Prince Phillip's 70th birthday, arrived at Ipswich Crown Court this morning, where she will stand trial. 

Her lawyer confirmed that she had pleaded not guilty to seven counts of indecently assaulting a teenage boy in the 1980s.

Perrett's former partner Richard Barton-Wood, 68, has also denied five charges of indecent assault on the same teenager, one attempted assault and two charges of attempted buggery.

The pair who initially appeared before Ipswich magistrates on May 23 were bailed after appearing together at court in June.  

Perrett played at Prince Philip's 70th birthday party and has also performed for Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and the Duchess of York.

As well as being known as one of the UK's finest harpists, she is also a renowned teacher of the classical instrument. 

Perrett's former partner Richard Barton-Wood, 68, has also denied five charges of indecent assault on the same teenager, one attempted assault and two charges of attempted buggery

Perrett (left outside court in June). Her former partner Richard Barton-Wood, 68,

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