Bruce Shand Net Worth

Bruce Shand Net Worth

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First NameBruce Middleton Hope
Last NameShand

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Major Bruce Middleton Hope Shand was an active officer in the British Army. Besides of his excellent career in the service line, he is best remembered as the father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales.

Career Highlights

Shand first gain success on 28 January 1940, when he was promoted to lieutenant and served France as part of the British Expeditionary Force. The force served six months at Foncquevillers during the Phoney War and later retreated in the face of the German blitzkrieg. Bruce was awarded MC in 1940 for his heroic act while evacuating back to England. He won his second MC while covering the withdrawal of armored cars of the 6th Rajputana Rifles in the face of a strong counterattack by the Afrika Corps. Later, he was badly wounded and was captured by the Germans. Meanwhile, he was promoted to the rank of war-substantive captain in 1945 January 28. In his later life, he handled the position of Deputy Lieutenant of Sussex. In addition, he also handled Vice-Lieutenant of East Sussex from 1974 to 1992. He was also the Exon and later Adjutant and Clerk of the Cheque of the Queen’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard. Besides, he was a partner in Block, Grey, and Block, a firm of wine merchants in South Audley Street, Mayfair. Furthermore, he joined Ellis Son and Vidler of Hastings and London. While he also became the reviewer of military books for Country Life magazine.

Early Life

Born on 1917, January 22 in London, England, he was born into a minor aristocratic (Gentry) family. Shand is the son of Philip Morton Shand, an architectural writer, and Edith Marguerite Harrington. Their parents got divorced when he was only three years old while, his father married for three times. Meanwhile, his mother remarried with Herbert Charles Tippet, a golf course designer and moved to Westbury, Long Island, New York. Shand went to France to learn French and was educated at Rugby and Sandhurst. Later, he pursued his career in service line and became the 12th Lancers as a second lieutenant on 28 January 1937. While he became a troop leader in “A” Squadron.

Personal Life

Shand tied his wedding knot with Hon Rosalind Maud Cubitt, daughter of the 3rd Baron Ashcombe and the former Sonia Rosemary Keppel in 1946. The pair share three children namely, Camilla (1947), Annabel (1949) and Mark (1951). They lived their life in Dorset, while his wife died on 14 July 1994 after a long suffered from osteoporosis. She died at the age of 72, while Bruce died at the age of 89. After a long battle against cancer, Shand took his last breath on 11 June 2006 in his own house.