Mark Shand death ruled an accident

The death of Mark Shand, the Duchess of Cornwall's brother, has been ruled an accident. Mr Shand died after he fell and banged his his head outside a hotel bar in New York yesterday.

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Mark Shand 'had been at charity auction on night of fall'

The 62-year-old brother of the Duchess of Cornwall is in a New York hospital with a serious head injury after a fall in the city.

Mark Shand photographed with his sister the Duchess of Cornwall at a charity event in 2010. Credit: Press Association

The Daily Mirror reports that Mr Shand had been attending a charity auction at Sotherby's in New York on the night of the fall. He was later at an after party for the event, when he stepped outside for a cigarette and slipped and hit his head on the pavement.

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