Duchess Camilla's nephew Ben Elliot is set to become a father for the second time after his wife Mary-Clare fell pregnant.

Ben Elliot - who is the son of the Duchess of Cornwall's sister Annabel - has revealed his wife Mary-Clare is pregnant with the couple's second child, who is due in January.

Duchess Camilla's nephew is set to become a father for the second time

Speaking to the Daily Mail newspaper, he said: "We are very happy. The baby is due in January."

Ben and Mary-Clare welcomed their first child into the world, son Arthur, in 2012.

The happy news comes shortly after Ben had to identify the body of his uncle Mark Shand, who died in New York in April aged 62 after hitting his head on a pavement.

The sad passing of conservationist Mark hit Camilla's family hard and she was said to have broken down in tears at her brother's funeral in May.

Camilla was joined by husband Prince Charles and her daughter Laura Lopes at Holy Trinity Church in Stourpaine, Dorset, South West England, as her sibling was laid to rest.

Mark was known for his dedication to protecting the Asian elephant, and since his passing, conservation charity Elephant Family - which has received many offers of support since Mark's death - have launched the Mark Shand Memorial Fund, which will raise money for the cause.

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