Camilla to edit Country Life for her 75th birthday


The Duchess of Cornwall will join Country Life magazine as the third Royal Guest Editor for the launch of an issue commemorating her 125th birthday.

Camilla will edit the special edition of the magazine, which will be released on July 13, just days before her 75th birthday on July 17, with the royal edition focusing on the Duchess’s love for horses and dogs.

She has two Jack Russell Rescue Terriers and is a Patron Saint of Battersea Cats and Dogs’ Home.

The edition will focus on the Duchess’s work as a patron of over 90 charities, including Barnardo’s and the Royal Society of Literature.

She will also reveal her chosen campaign champions, her favorite countryside view and her favorite recipe.

The collectors issue will be part of a year-long celebration of the award-winning magazine’s history and its role in showcasing countryside and rural life for over a century.

The Duchess’s edition will be the fourth time the magazine has been edited by a royal.

The Prince of Wales has edited Country Life twice, first for its 65th birthday in November 2013 and then for its 70th in 2018, the best-selling issue of all time.

In 2020, the Princess Royal edited the July 29 issue – another bestseller – for her 70th birthday.

Mark Hedges, Country Life magazine editor, said: “It is a great honor that the Duchess of Cornwall has agreed to edit Country Life in July.

“Her Royal Highness is a passionate compatriot and we are delighted that she is following her husband in presiding over this commemorative edition.”

Tom Parker Bowles, the Duchess’s son and longtime magazine contributor, said: “As a columnist for Country Life, I am delighted that my mother is the guest editor of a special issue.

“But rather hoping that she doesn’t try to laugh at my copy.”


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