Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall To Guest-Edit 'Country Life' Magazine In July
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall may be a busy lady, but she is taking time to guest-edit Country Life magazine in July, which is when she turns 75!
According to the press release, the special issue "will reflect The Duchess' love of horses and dogs — she has two rescue Jack Russell terriers, Bluebell and Beth, and is patron of Battersea Cats and Dogs' Home. The Duchess will reveal her champions of the countryside, her most cherished view and favorite recipe. The edition will also focus on the work of The Duchess as patron of over 90 charities, from Barnardo's to The Royal School of Needlework and The Royal Society of Literature."
Tom Parker Bowles, Camilla's son who works at the magazine as a food writer and critic, is excited for his mother's latest venture.
"As a columnist for Country Life, I'm delighted my mother will be guest-editing a special issue. But rather hoping she won't try to muck about with my copy," he gushed.
"It is a great honor that The Duchess of Cornwall has agreed to guest-edit Country Life in July," Editor Mark Hedges added. "Her Royal Highness is a passionate countrywoman and we’re delighted that she follows her husband in presiding over this commemorative edition."
He continued, “Country Life always chooses to salute all that is good and often marvelous in our world and this year we will be celebrating the unique place held by the magazine, as part of our nation’s heritage and in the hearts of our readers — and we now have more than at any time over the past 125 years.”
Prince Charles guest edited the magazine twice — once in November 2013 in honor of his 65th birthday and another time in 2018 when he turned 70. Princess Anne also helped out in 2020 — the year she turned 70.
Meghan Markle, who left the royal family in 2020, has also dabbled on the editorial side of things, as she famously guest-edited British Vogue's 2019 September issue.