Prince Charles’s Brother-In-Law Suffered Head Injury


Mark Shand, Prince Charles’ brother-in-law is in a critical condition. He is currently in New York hospital after falling and hitting his head during a night out on Tuesday, April 22.

Shand, a travel writer and conservationist, the brother of Charles’ wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is reportedly hospitalized after he slipped and hit his head on the pavement outside The Diamond Horseshoe nightclub.

The 62-year old was a guest at an after party hosted by auction hose executives at Sotheby’s to mark its annual Faberge Egg Hunt.

Representatives of the royal residence Clarence House to the New York Post released a statement that reads, “The Duchess of Cornwall’s brother, Mark Shand, has been taken to a New York hospital after falling and sustaining a serious head injury.

The Duchess, her family and The Prince of Wales are clearly deeply concerned and are being kept closely informed.”

Shand wrote a book and the corresponding BBC documentary Queen of the Elephants, based on the life of the first female mahout in recent times, Parbati Barua of Kaziranga. The book won the 1996 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Prix Litteraire d’Amis.

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The book provided publicity to the profession of mahouts, as well as to Kaziranga. He is also actively involved in the conservation of the Asian elephant and has co-founded a charity called Elephant Family.

He also wrote a book about his adventure with “Tara” (name of his elephant) in India.

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