Kate Middleton photographed Camilla for a magazine cover

In-laws Kate Middleton and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall always have something to smile about (they’re literally royalty). But on July 5, they had one more reason: country life magazine has published its 125th anniversary cover, photographed by Kate and featuring Camilla.

Camilla, who is also celebrating her 75th birthday later this month, personally asked Kate to take her photo for the issue, which she also guest edited. (See the cover here.)

“I wish Catherine would,” she reportedly said country life editor Mark Hedges, by People. Hedges “spent the next three or four minutes desperately racking my brain trying to think of a professional photographer called Catherine”, before realizing who Camilla was referring to.

“I found that to be one of the easiest things to agree to,” he said.

Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds a camera as she takes part in a photography workshop with charity Action for Children in London on June 25, 2019.CHRIS JACKSON/Getty Images

Because everything is meta in the age of Instagram, another photographer captured Kate snapping Camilla, which Clarence House shared on her feed. Pictured, Kate Middleton wears jeans, white trainers and a salmon-coloured jacket as she stands in the grassy backyard of Camilla’s Wiltshire, Raymill, home.

Photography has a special place in Kate’s heart. She often photographs her children for their official birthday portraits and has worked on several photography books and other projects. According Peopleher love of art was sparked by her paternal grandfather, Peter Middleton, when she was just a child.

Country life’The anniversary issue is available on July 13.