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Queen Camilla's niece Ayesha Shand shares struggle with painful medical condition

Queen Camilla offers support to Ayesha Shand during her health journey

By Web Desk
January 31, 2024

Queen Camilla's niece, Ayesha Shand shared a public statement regarding her ongoing health struggles.

The 29-year-old, daughter of the late Mark Shand, the Queen's beloved brother, disclosed that she has been grappling with an 'agonising' and 'unbearable' battle against endometriosis, a chronic condition where tissue resembling the womb lining grows in other areas like the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

In a forthright revelation, Ayesha, who currently works at the Hauser & Wirth art gallery in New York, the same city where her father tragically passed away in 2014, announced her decision to undergo surgery to alleviate the excruciating pain associated with endometriosis. 

Ayesha points out that the true prevalence is likely underestimated due to diagnostic limitations. 

Many women endure this cycle of pain in silence, that made her share her journey all the more impactful.

Shand is likely to receive support from the Queen in light of her health journey.

She has previously spoken about the invaluable support she has received from her aunt, particularly in coping with the loss of her father, Mark Shand. 

In 2021, she expressed gratitude for the Queen's incredible presence in maintaining her father's legacy and providing personal support.