Camilla Parker Bowles' brother Mark Shand has died after suffering a serious head injury after falling following a night out in New York.
Shand, 63, a British travel writer and conservationist, fell after attending an event at Sotheby’s to celebrate the Faberge Big Egg Hunt. Sources say he attended an after-party at The Diamond Horseshoe, and fell after leaving the venue.
Clarence House — the home of Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles — said in a statement, “It is with deep sadness that we have to confirm that The Duchess of Cornwall’s brother, Mark Shand, has today passed away in New York. Mr. Shand died in hospital as a result of a serious head injury which he sustained during a fall last night. The Duchess, The Prince of Wales and all her 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.”