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King Charles and Queen Consort attend funeral of Camilla’s brother-in-law of over 50 years

King Charles and the Queen Consort were among guests who flocked to the streets of Dorset today to pay their respects to Camilla’s brother-in-law Simon Elliot.

The businessman was married to the royal’s younger sister Annabel for over 50 years and passed away at the age of 82 earlier this month.

Grieving friends and family of the late businessman were pictured arriving at the service at Holy Trinity Church in Stourpaine, Dorset this afternoon.

Police sealed off all roads to the church during the service to allow Simon’s coffin to be driven through the small village.

Following the service, guests were seen making their way to the local pub The White Horse Inn.

Camilla Parker Bowles at the Westminster Boating Base for Henry Dent-Brocklehurst’s 30th Birthday party, Camilla with her brother-in-law Simon Elliot

Elliot, who passed at the age of 82, was brother-in-law to Queen Consort Camilla . The royal is said to have been in attendance at Holy Trinity Church in Stourpaine on Monday

Elliot, who passed at the age of 82, was brother-in-law to Queen Consort Camilla . The royal is said to have been in attendance at Holy Trinity Church in Stourpaine on Monday

Although King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla were not pictured arriving at the funeral, they are understood to have attended the service in a show of support to his widow Annabel.

The church in Stourpaine is where funerals of the Queen Consort’s brother, Mark Shand, and her father Major Bruce Shand, had previously been held. 

The Queen Consort was so close to her brother-in-law that she invited him and her sister, Annabel, to join her and Charles on their honeymoon in Scotland.

Leading the mourners were Elliot’s three children, former Conservative Party co-chairman Ben Elliot and his sisters, Alice and Catherine. 

The mourners braved the wet English weather as they made their way to the village church. 

The Queen Consort’s sister Annabel wed the landowner, whose father was an Air Chief Marshal of the RAF, in 1972 at the age of 23. 

Simon Elliot and Annabel Elliot pictured attending a memorial service for Major Bruce Shand in 2006

Simon Elliot and Annabel Elliot pictured attending a memorial service for Major Bruce Shand in 2006

Mourners pictured  paying their respects to Simon Elliot. The brother-in-law of Queen Consort Camilla died earlier this month aged 82

Mourners pictured  paying their respects to Simon Elliot. The brother-in-law of Queen Consort Camilla died earlier this month aged 82

Elliot passed away on March 8th. His funeral was held on Monday at Holy Trinity Church in Stourpaine, Dorset. Pictured: his coffin

Elliot passed away on March 8th. His funeral was held on Monday at Holy Trinity Church in Stourpaine, Dorset. Pictured: his coffin

Police blocked off the road to the Church as the hearst carrying Elliot made its way through the village

Police blocked off the road to the Church as the hearst carrying Elliot made its way through the village 

Mourners gathered in the village of Stourpaine to pay their respects to late landowner and brother-in-law of Queen Consort Camilla

Mourners gathered in the village of Stourpaine to pay their respects to late landowner and brother-in-law of Queen Consort Camilla 

Police sealed off all roads to the church during the service and afterwards, some guests went to the local village pub, The White Horse Inn

Police sealed off all roads to the church during the service and afterwards, some guests went to the local village pub, The White Horse Inn

Leading the mourners were Elliot’s three children, former Conservative Party co-chairman Ben Elliot and his sisters, Alice and Catherine. Pictured here are guests making their way to the church

Leading the mourners were Elliot’s three children, former Conservative Party co-chairman Ben Elliot and his sisters, Alice and Catherine. Pictured here are guests making their way to the church

The mourners braved the wet English weather as they made their way to the village church in Dorset

The mourners braved the wet English weather as they made their way to the village church in Dorset 

Although not pictured, Queen Consort Camilla and King Charles III were among those paying their respects to Simon Elliot on Monday

Although not pictured, Queen Consort Camilla and King Charles III were among those paying their respects to Simon Elliot on Monday

Guests pictured arriving in Stourpaine, Dorset, ahead of the funeral of businessman Simon Elliot, who passed away aged 82

Guests pictured arriving in Stourpaine, Dorset, ahead of the funeral of businessman Simon Elliot, who passed away aged 82

It has been reported that Camilla is devastated by the death of businessman Elliot, who passed away on March 8th. Guests of the funeral are pictured here gathering in the village

It has been reported that Camilla is devastated by the death of businessman Elliot, who passed away on March 8th. Guests of the funeral are pictured here gathering in the village 

Simon and Annabel, 74, shared three children together: ex Conservative Party chairman Ben Elliot and his sisters Alice and Catherine.

Camilla invited her interior designer sister and her husband on her Balmoral honeymoon after she wed the then Prince Charles in 2005 and the now King and Queen Consort frequently visited the couple’s 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 limelight by ‘coming out’ as Charles’ partner, the couple using the occasion to pose for their first public pictures together on the hotel steps.

Annabel’s interior design skills have seen her run her Dorset business for over 30 years, with the King employing her to redesign various royal households over the years.

The younger brother of Camilla and Annabel, Mark Shand, was killed in 2014 following a fall in New York.

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