Camilla's cousin Charles Villiers found dead in London hotel after one of Britain’s longest-running divorce battles | The Sun

A COUSIN of the Duchess of Cornwall has been found dead in a London hotel room.

Charles Villiers, 59, has died after hitting the headlines earlier this year because of his £10,000 a month bitter divorce row.



He separated with his estranged wife Emma Villiers back in 2012 – and filed for divorce in 2014, making it one of Britain's longest running divorce rows.

Over the last eight years it played out in five different courts and before 12 judges.

According to the Times, he was found dead by a housekeeper in a room at the Durrants Hotel, Marylebone, west London, last week.

It is thought he took his own life.

The newspaper reports that he recently fell into financial difficulty and had been staying on a friend's yacht in the Greek islands.

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But due to concerns about his mental health, he flew back to the UK and visit a clinic. 

However, he instead checked into Durrants Hotel last Wednesday.

The aristocratic was a distant cousin of Camilla Parker Bowles on his mother’s side. 

Earlier this year The Sun told how he had accused his wife of bigamy and lying about her age.

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The pair – who lived together for much of their marriage in a mansion boasting a private loch near Dumbarton – had been embroiled in a cross-border legal row after he filed for divorce in Scotland, while his wife filed down south.

The toff took his bigamy accusation directly to Police Scotland's Chief Constable Iain Livingston last year, after claiming to have "compelling" evidence Mrs Villiers, 61, had not divorced an unknown man.

Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that Mrs Villiers could pursue her £10,000-a-month divorce application in England.

You’re Not Alone

EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.

It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.

And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

Yet it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You're Not Alone.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:

  • CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
  • Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
  • Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
  • Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
  • Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123
  • Movember, www.uk.movember.com
  • Anxiety UK www.anxietyuk.org.uk, 03444 775 774 Monday-Friday 9.30am-10pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am-8pm

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