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Sophie, Princess of Windisch-Graetz  and her daughter Princess Larissa Maria are featured in Hola! Magazine this week. The pair talk about the Princess’ late son who died in an accident, Alexis. Larissa also talks about her hopes to get into the fashion industry like her mother, stating, “I’d love to be a professional model. I know it’s a tough world - my mother always tells me, ‘but I’m sure you ‘ll make it… I’m still very much the style of my mother and ‘stealing’ her old dresses are my favorite.”

Source: Hola

Public Breakdown

So I am at the airport in Detroit and I look up at the screen on the wall showing the news. The ticker banner at the bottom was talking about Mark Shand dying and all I caught was “Prince Charles Dies in New York”. Little did I know it was preceded by “Mark Shand, brother-in-law to…..” I shit you not, I almost broke down on the middle of the airport.

princessphines:

“It is with deep sadness that we have to confirm that The Duchess of Cornwall’s brother, Mark Shand, has today passed away in New York. Mr Shand died in hospital as a result of a serious head injury which he sustained during a fall last night.

The Duchess, The Prince of Wales and all her family members are utterly devastated by this sudden and tragic loss. Mark Shand was a man of extraordinary vitality, a tireless campaigner and conservationist whose incredible work through The Elephant Family and beyond remained his focus right up until his death.

A statement from Mark Shand’s friends at Elephant Family reads:

"Today we have lost 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. We ask at this time that people’s thoughts are with his loved ones. We will miss him always." 

RIP Mr.  Mark Roland Shand * 28 June 1951 – 23 April 2014

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