Prince Charles' brother-in-law dies in New York

(CNN) - The brother-in-law of Britain's Prince Charles died in New York on Wednesday after suffering a head injury in a fall, the prince's official residence announced.

Mark Shand, brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, "died in a hospital as a result a serious head injury which he sustained during a fall" on Tuesday night, Britain's Clarence House said in a prepared statement.

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

The Elephant Family, a conservation group based in England, mourned the loss of its chairman and the "head of our family."

"Mark Shand was a true force for conservation. He was both a legend and inspiration and above all our great friend," the organization said in a statement on its website.


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