The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates her 75th birthday with a photograph taken by the Duchess of Cambridge


The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates her 75th birthday with a photograph taken by the Duchess of Cambridge
The celebrate her 75th birthday, the Duchess of Cornwall has guest edited Country Life magazine. 

On the cover the Duchess beams in a photograph taken by her daughter-in-law, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. Kate is a keen photographer, and often captures her children’s official birthday images. She is also the Patron of the Royal Photographic society. 

Wearing a pretty blue dress and cardigan, the Duchess of Cornwall beams with her fresh garden harvest in hand. 

The Duchess of Cornwall also shared a beautiful behind the scenes image of Kate capturing the cover image.  

The Duchess of Cambridge captures the Duchess of Cornwall to celebrate her 75th birthday 

The photographs were taken in the gardens of The Duchess’s private home at Raymill, Wiltshire. ‘The Duchess of Cambridge took our cover images at the request of our Guest Editor, The Duchess of Cornwall, and we could not be happier with the results — in fact, the set of images she took was so good that we struggled to choose only three, from which The Duchess of Cornwall made her final selection,’ says Country Life’s Managing and Features Editor, Paula Lester, who has worked closely with a small team from Clarence House for the past six months to pull together the souvenir 244-page issue, which marks The Duchess of Cornwall’s 75th birthday and celebrates her passion for the countryside.

‘The Duchess of Cambridge took her commission very seriously and was incredibly professional about the task at hand,’ says Paula.

‘She phoned me to discuss our requirements for the cover and subsequently composed a range of beautifully shot images.’

The photograph reflects the genuine joy that spending time in the country brings to The Duchess of Cornwall, to the delight of Country Life’s Editor, Mark Hedges. ‘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 image. The photographs are superb and we would be delighted to offer The Duchess of Cambridge another commission!’



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