Sadness for Queen Consort as her businessman brother-in-law Simon Elliot – who even joined her on honeymoon with Charles in Balmoral – dies aged 82
The Queen Consort is mourning her brother-in-law of more than 50 years following the death of her sister Annabel’s husband, landowner Simon Elliot, it was announced today.
Elliot, whose late father Sir William was an RAF Air Chief Marshal, has died aged 82, his family said in a statement.
Camilla, 75, was known to be close to the businessman, whom Annabel married in 1972 at the age of 23 – and the couple even joined the royal family on their honeymoon to Charles.
Simon and Annabel, 74, shared three children together: former Conservative Party chairman Ben Elliot and his sisters Alice and Catherine.
Simon Elliot, the Queen Consort’s brother-in-law, has died aged 82. The entrepreneur married Camilla’s sister Annabel in 1972 and the couple share three children, Ben, Alice and Catherine.
Camilla invited her interior designer sister and husband to her Balmoral honeymoon after marrying the then Prince Charles in 2005 and the now King and Queen Consort often visited Annabel and Simon’s home in the Dorset village of Stourpaine when they were dating.
And it was at Annabel’s 50th birthday party at the Ritz Hotel when her sister stole the spotlight by ‘coming out’ as Charles’ partner, the couple took the opportunity to meet on the steps of the hotel together for the first time. pose for their public photos.
The Queen Consort has been close to her brother-in-law for more than five decades, the couple pictured at the wedding of Camilla’s niece Alice Elliot
Camilla, right, pictured with her sister Annabel and brother-in-law Simon Elliot before she became the Duchess of Cornwall, and now the Queen Consort
Happier times: Camilla is seen smiling along with her late brother-in-law at Ben Elliot and Mary-Clare Winwood’s wedding in London
Simon and Annabel attend the wedding of their son Ben Elliot and Mary-Clare Winwood in 2011
Camilla and Annabel’s younger brother, Mark Shand, died in 2014 after a fall in New York.
The Queen Consort is hosting an International Women’s Day reception at Buckingham Palace today.
Camilla has had a busy week of public engagements; yesterday she joined the King in Essex’s Colchester to celebrate its new city status and shared tea with supporters of the Age UK charity and The Silver Line, a helpline for the elderly.
Their visit came in as entries for the Queen Consort’s Coronation Champions Awards, organized by the Royal Voluntary Service and supported by the Daily Mail.