Camilla commissions Kate to take a photo for the cover of Country Life magazine | UK News

The Duchess of Cornwall will appear on the cover of Country Life magazine in a photo taken by the Duchess of Cambridge.

Camilla commissioned Kate to take the photo after she was asked to edit the publication’s latest edition to mark its 75th anniversary earlier this month as well as the magazine’s 125th anniversary.

Kate, who is a keen amateur photographer, regularly posts photos she has taken of her children to mark their birthdays and is patron of the Royal Photographic Society.

The Duchess was pictured wearing a blue and white floral dress and cardigan.

She can be seen sitting on a bench with a container filled with pelargoniums, ready to be planted.

Another photo of Kate appears on the main page and shows Camilla walking through forget-me-nots at her country home.

Mark Hedges, editor of Country Life magazine, said: “We are delighted that our guest editor has been captured so beautifully by royal photographer, the Duchess of Cambridge.

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“We understand this is the first time an official portrait of the Duchess of Cornwall has been taken by the Duchess of Cambridge for a magazine and we are honored to have been chosen to be the first to publish this beautiful photograph.

“The photographs are superb and we would be delighted to offer another commission to the Duchess of Cambridge!”

The Duchess had invited Kate to do a series of portraits in the gardens of Ray Mill House, Camilla’s Lacock retreat in Wiltshire.

Camilla is the fourth royal guest editor, after Prince Charles, who helmed the magazine twice – first to mark his 65th birthday in November 2013, then his 70th in 2018, which became the biggest-selling issue of all the temperature.

In 2020, the Princess Royal led the July 29 issue to commemorate her 70th birthday.

The edition of Country Life edited by Camilla will appear on Wednesday.