Camilla's brother fighting for life after accident in New York


Blackleaf
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BREAKING NEWS

Camilla's brother and Prince Charles's brother-in-law Mark Shand is critical in hospital on life support after falling and smashing his head outside a New York club.

BREAKING NEWS: Duchess of Cornwall's brother, 62, fighting for life after smashing head in fall outside New York club: Mark Shand in critical condition on life support



Duchess of Cornwall's brother slipped while smoking cigarette
He suffered a serious head injury and was rushed to hospital
Duchess is 'deeply concerned' says Clarence House spokesman

By Lucy Crossley
23 April 2014
Daily Mail


The Duchess of Cornwall's brother Mark Shand, was fighting for life in a New York hospital after falling and hitting his head outside a nightclub.

Mr Shand, 62, is believed to have slipped while smoking a cigarette outside the venue after attending a charity fundraising party.

He suffered a serious head injury.


Seriously ill: Mark Shand (right), pictured with his sister Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is fighting for life in a New York hospital


Compere: Auctioneer Mr Shand had been overseeing the Faberge Big Egg Hunt auction at Sotheby's in New York


Charity: The auction was being held to raise funds for the Elephant Family, a charity working to prevent the extinction of the endangered Asian elephant


Auction: Mr Shand with Ruth Cowys at the event


Charity: The auction saw a number of eggs which had been decorated by artists and celebrities including Marc Quinn


A Clarence House spokesman said: '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.'

Prior to his fall, Mr Shand, a travel writer and auctioneer, was overseeing a Sotheby's auction to raise funds for the Elephant Family, a charity working to prevent the extinction of the endangered Asian elephant, and Studio In A School, which raises money for children in New York City.

The auction saw a number of decorated Easter eggs, created by a number of artists, designers and celebrities including sculptor Marc Quinn, fashion house Marchesa and designer Carolina Herrera with eggs going for as much as $7,000.

The prestigious event was attended by a host of names from the New York social scene including fashion icon Dianne von Furstenberg, model Leigh Lezark and socialite Atlanta de Cadenet.

After the auction he is believed to have gone to an after party held at luxury nightclub Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel in Times Square.

The party was co-hosted by concierge and 'lifestyle management' service Quintessentially, which was co-founded by Mr Shand and the Duchess's nephew, Ben Elliot.

Mr Elliot's mother Annabel is the sister of Mr Shand.

A spokesman from the New York branch of Quintessentially was unable to comment on Mr Shand's fall at this stage.


Accident: Mr Shand is believed to have slipped while lighting a cigarette

 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Falling while smoking a cigarette? Give me a break. Cover story.

Hope he recovers regardless what nafarious activity with which he was partaking.
 
EagleSmack
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Breaking news? lmao
 

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