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Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall in Dorset for funeral of Mark Shand

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will be in Dorset on Thursday for the funeral of her brother Mark Shand, who died last month.

Charles and Camilla

The funeral will be at Holy Trinity Church in Stourpaine, near Blandford, close to where the Camilla’s sister Annabelle Elliot resides.

It is the same place where Prince Charles, Camilla and Princes William and Harry, attended the service for The Duchess of Cornwall’s father, Major Bruce Shand who died in 2006.

Mr Shand was in New York for charity auction at Sotheby’s and slipped and hit his head on the pavement as he tried to re-enter through a revolving door. He was in New York City to attend a charity auction.

Camilla’s younger brother, had a daughter Ayesha and was known for his devotion to protecting the endangered Asian elephant.

His body was escorted home on a private jet by Camilla’s son Tom Parker Bowles and nephew Ben Elliot after a medical examiner in the New York ruled his death an accident.

Mr Elliot took to Twitter to express his sadness. Mr Parker-Bowles commented the death left “a massive, gaping hole that will never be filled”.

photo credit: DG Jones via photopin cc

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