The duchess of cornwall appeared on the cover of the magazine “CountryLife” after becoming guest editor of the month for July, just days away from celebrating her 75th birthday.
The photograph taken by duchess of cambridge at Ray Mill House, Camilla’s country retreat in Lacock, Wiltshire, a property she acquired after divorcing Andrew Parker Bowels in the mid-1990s.
The image shows a relaxed and smiling duchessin a blue and white floral dress and cardigan with minimal jewelry (as well as her Fitbit fitness tracker).
A second portrait, also taken by Kateis an informal take on Stretcher walking through the gardens of his property.
The younger of the two duchesses is, of course, an enthusiast amateur photographer and regularly posts photos he has taken of his children to commemorate their birthdays.
Kate She is also a patron of the Royal Photographic Society and has been involved in a number of high-profile photographic projects.
The duchess of cornwall has joined a prestigious list of guest editors at the helm of “CountryLife” not only to celebrate his 75th birthday, but also the 125th anniversary of the magazine.
The commemorative collector’s edition, to be published on July 13, will be a highlight in a year-long celebration of the magazine’s role in marking the nation’s heritage and defending the countryside and rural life.
The actual edition will reflect the The Duchess’ love of horses and dogs– She has two rescued Jack Russell Terriers, Bluebell and Beth, and is a patron of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
It will also focus on the Duchess’s work as patron of over 90 charitiesfrom Barnardo’s to the Royal School of Needlework and The Royal Society of Literature.
A source close to the royal family told the Daily Mail that it had been the idea of the duchess of cornwall ask Kate to take her portrait and that she was “delighted” to accept.
Mark Hedges, editor-in-chief of the magazine “CountryLife”said: “Her Royal Highness is a passionate compatriot and we are delighted that she is following her husband in presiding over this commemorative edition.”
Stretcher she is the fourth royal guest editor, after Charles, twice, and Princess Anne. The decision of Kate to photograph the duchess of cornwall it is the last moment of unity between the Cambridges and the Prince of Wales and Camilla.
In recent months, the foursome have put on jovial and friendly displays at public events together, often led by Kate.
It’s known that Kate has a warm relationship with her father-in-law and has reportedly helped smooth out the sometimes fractious relationship between the heir to the throne and his son, William.
Charles warmly welcomed the Duchess into the family after her engagement to William, and she has been heard affectionately calling him grandfather in public on previous occasions.
Even, Kate was photographed consoling the Prince of Wales after Prince Philip’s funeral procession last year. In January, Kate, at the personal invitation of Prince Charles, joined him and Camilla on a visit to The Prince’s Foundation arts and culture training site at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London.
It was the first time since 2012 that the trio had come out without William. And at recent Jubilee events, the four were often seen sharing laughs with each other.
In Trooping the Colour, Camilla traveled in a carriage with Kate and the three Cambridge childrenbefore the family watched the parade from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.