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    Bruce Middleton Hope Shand MC & Bar DL (22 January 1917 – 11 June 2006) was an officer in the British Army. He is best known as the father of Queen Camilla. [2] Early life [ edit] Shand was born in London into an upper class family whose ancestors had moved to England from Scotland. [3]

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    • Major
  2. Major Bruce Shand, who has died aged 89, was famous for keeping his cool: this earned him two military crosses in the second world war and, half a century later, the gratitude of the Prince of...

  3. Oct 29, 2021 · The Shand family has a fascinating history, with links to several pop stars, politicians and the British Royal Family. Who are the Shand family? Camilla Rosemary Shand was born on July 17,...

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  4. Jul 9, 2019 · Major Bruce Shand marries Rosalind Cubitt in London in 1946. Getty Back in Britain a year later, he married his sweetheart, Rosalind Cubitt. Together, they had three children: Camilla, now 71,...

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    Shand was born in Lon­don into an upper mid­dle-class fam­ily whose an­ces­tors had moved to Eng­land from Scotland. He was the son of Philip Mor­ton Shand (1888–1960), an ar­chi­tec­tural writer and critic who was a close friend of Wal­ter Gropius and Le Cor­busier and whose com­pany, Fin­mar, im­ported fur­ni­ture by Alvar Aalto into Great Britai...

    Shand was pro­moted to lieu­tenant on 28 Jan­u­ary 1940. He served in France as part of the British Ex­pe­di­tionary Force. The 12th Lancers were equipped with lightly armed Mor­ris ar­moured cars in a re­con­nais­sance role. The reg­i­ment spent six months at Fon­c­quevillers dur­ing the Phoney War, then ad­vanced to the River Dyle and re­treated ...

    After his lib­er­a­tion, Shand re­turned to Eng­land in 1945. Due to his wounds, which made him unfit for ac­tive ser­vice, he was re­tired from the army on 25 April 1947, leav­ing with the hon­orary rank of major. On 2 Jan­u­ary 1946, he mar­ried the Hon Ros­alind Maud Cu­bitt, daugh­ter of the 3rd Baron Ash­combe and Sonia Rose­mary Kep­pel, at S...

    Author. (1990). Previous Engagements. Michael Russell Publishing Ltd ISBN 978-0859551694
    Editor. (1993). One Young Soldier: The Memoirs of a Cavalryman. Michael Russell Publishing Ltd ISBN 978-0859551939
  5. Sep 9, 2022 · Bruce Shand was an Officer in the British Army Personal Profile of Bruce Shand Full Name: Bruce Shand Date of Birth: January 22, 1917 – 11 June 2006 Age at Death: 89 Nationality: British Marital Status: Married (1946 -1994) Camilla’s father Bruce Shand was the son of Philip Morton Shand (father) and Edith Marguerite Harrington (mother).

  6. Bruce Shand Bio Details Full name Major Bruce Middleton Hope Shand Gender Male Age 105 Date of birth Saturday 20 Jan 1917 Birth place London, England, UK Occupations British Army Major Bruce Shand Siblings Married 3 children together 2 Jan 1946 Rosalind Shand Bruce Shand Children HRH Camilla, Queen Consort, Duchess Of Cornwall born 1947, age 75

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