Mark Shand

  Male      British      Writer

  Born : Jun 28, 1951  -
  Died : Apr 28, 2014

About Author

Mark Roland Shand (28 June 1951 – 23 April 2014) was a British travel writer and conservationist, and the brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Shand was the author of four travel books and as a BBC conservationist, appeared in documentaries related to his journeys, most of which centered on the survival of Elephants. He was the chairman of Elephant Family, a wildlife foundation, which he co-founded in 2002.

Shand was born on 28 June 1951, as the son of Major Bruce Shand (1917–2006) and his wife the Hon. Rosalind Maud Cubitt (1921–1994), daughter of the 3rd Baron Ashcombe and the former Sonia Rosemary Keppel. He was the brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Annabel Elliot.

Shand was educated first at St Ronan's School in Kent and then Milton Abbey School in Dorset. He was expelled from Milton Abbey for allegedly smoking cannabis. As a result, his father sent him to Australia to make a living on his own, where he had numerous jobs including working as a jackaroo on a station and a guard at an opal mine. He later returned to London and worked as a porter at Sotheby's, subsequently, he and his friend Harry Fane, the son of the 15th Earl of Westmorland started a business of selling Cartier jewellery for a while...

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