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Prince Charles' brother-in-law dies after freak-fall

  • Brother of the duchess of Cornwall, Mark Shand, died after an accident in New York. 

    "The Duchess, the Prince of Wales, and all her family members are utterly devastated by this sudden and tragic loss," Clarence House said. 

    Shand was 62 at the time of death and was at a charity event when he stepped outside to smoke. The New York Daily News notes that he slipped while lighting the cigarette and hit his head on the pavement. 

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