The former fiancee of Prince Charles’s godson has been cleared of assaulting her mother after the prosecution dropped the charge.
Emma Chaing, 31, was said to have slapped her mother Marla Chaing across the face when she refused to give her £200 at their £4.6m family home in Chelsea on 16 July.
Ms Chaing, who performs as a musician under the name Emma Stayhear, denied assault by beating when she appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in August.
Rapper Emma Peggy Chaing (left) , 31, was engaged to be married to Nicholas Knatchbull (also pictured, left, and, right, with Prince Charles) two years ago
Ms Chaing (pictured, right, outside Westminster Magistrates’ Court) has been cleared of attacking her mother, Maria Eye Sui Chaing (left)
Ms Chaing (left) has been cleared of repeatedly slapping her mother (right) when she was refused £200 cash at the family’s £5.4m Chelsea home
The case was set for trial at the same court this afternoon but prosecutors revealed the case had been discontinued.
She got engaged to Prince Charles’ godson Nicholas Knatchbull, 38, in 2016 but the pair have since broken up.
Eton-educated Knatchbull – Earl Mountbatten of Burma’s son and heir – announced he is engaged to professional mermaid Ambre Saint-Claire earlier this year.
Eton-educated ex-drug addict Knatchbull revealed he was now engaged to professional mermaid Ambre Saint-Clare (pictured together in Romsey last year)
Ms Chaing, of Fulham, west London, denied assault by beating and the charge was discontinued by the prosecution.
An allegation Chaing, who has moved out to her uncle’s home in Fulham, also assaulted her father was previously thrown out.
He is Benjamin Ka Ping Chaing, 67, company director of Cathay Investments Ltd and her mother is a named company secretary.
In August, prosecutor Robert Simpson told the court: ‘The complainant is the defendant’s mother and the defendant wanted two hundred pounds from her and the mother was unwilling to give it to her.
‘She had gone to a mental health appointment and we say slapped her mother around the face two or three times, causing reddening and a small bruise.’
But Ms Ellen Wright, defending, said at the time: ‘The case summary says “punching”. There was no punching and any contact was in self-defence.
‘There may have been contact with hand or arm and the mother, but it certainly was not a punch.’
Source : Mail Online