NEW YORK: Mark Shand, the brother-in-law of Britain’s Prince Charles, died in a New York hospital late Wednesday after suffering a serious head injury in a fall outside a club following a charity event. Shand, 62, was the younger brother of Camilla Parker Bowles, who became the Duchess of Cornwall as the second wife of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles. The royal couple confirmed the death in a statement, saying “family members are utterly devastated by this sudden and tragic loss.”
“Mark Shand was a man of extraordinary vitality, a tireless campaigner and conservationist whose incredible work through the Elephant Family and beyond remained his focus right up until his death,” the statement said. He was taken to hospital on Tuesday evening after injuring his head.