The Duchess of Cornwall has commissioned The Duchess of Cambridge for a photograph that is set to appear in the Country Life magazine. The Duchess of Cornwall has been invited to guest edit the latest edition of the magazine in celebration of her 75th birthday later this month as well as in celebration of the magazines 125th anniversary.
Editor-in-Chief of Country Life magazine commented, “We are thrilled to have our guest editor captured so magnificently by royal photographer The Duchess of Cambridge. We understand this is the first time a formal portrait of The Duchess of Cornwall has been taken by The Duchess of Cambridge for a magazine and we are honoured to have been chosen to be the first to publish this beautiful photograph. The photographs are superb and we would be delighted to offer The Duchess of Cambridge another commission.”
The photographs were taken in the gardens of Ray Mill House – Camilla’s retreat in Lacock in Wiltshire. Camilla was pictured wearing a blue and white floral dress and cardigan and she can be seen sitting on a bench with a trug filled with pelargoniums, ready to be planted.
The Duchess of Cornwall is not the first member of The Royal Family to guest edit Country Life magazine. In November 2013, The Prince of Wales guest edited the magazine to celebrate his 65th birthday. He also marked his 70th birthday in November 2018 by doing the same. The Princess Royal marked her 70th birthday in 2020 by also guest editing the magazine.
The edition of Country Life magazine that has been edited by The Duchess of Cornwall will be released on Wednesday.
Photos: Duchess of Cambridge/Country Life/PA