Duchess of Cornwall to guest edit special Country Life issue

Country Life Magazine will welcome its third Royal Guest Editor aboard the Duchess of Cornwall for the publication of an edition to commemorate its 125th anniversary.

The special edition, which will appear on July 13, will be published by Camilla just a few days before her 75th birthday.

She has two rescue Jack Russell Terriers and is the patron of Battersea Cats and Dogs’ Home.

The edition focuses on the Duchess’ work as the patroness of more than 90 charities, including Barnardos and the Royal Society of Literature.

She will also reveal her chosen country champions, favorite rural view, and favorite recipe.

The collector’s edition will be part of a year-long celebration of the award-winning magazine’s history and its role in highlighting rural and rural life for over a century.

The Duchess’ issue marks the fourth time the magazine has been guest-edited by a king.

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

In 2020 Princess Royal published the July 29th issue – another bestseller – on her 70th birthday as guest editor.

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

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

Tom Parker Bowles, the Duchess’s son and longtime associate of the magazine, said, “As a columnist for Country Life, I’m excited to have my mother publish a special guest editor.

“But I rather hope she doesn’t try to fool around with my copy.”


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