Camilla dotes on ‘very natural’ photographer Kate and reveals photo which Prince Charles ‘approves of’ was ‘just done in the garden with a lot of laughs’
The Duchess of Cornwall has spoken about guest editing Country Life magazine, which will contain a number of pictures taken by her step-daughter-in-law, in celebration of her 75th birthday.
The special edition of the magazine, which will be available from Wednesday, will feature a photograph of Camilla taken by Kate on its front page.
It was taken at Ray Mill House, Camilla’s country retreat in Lacock, Wiltshire. She bought the six-bedroom property, 17 miles from the Prince of Wales’ Highgrove home, after her divorce from Andrew Parker Bowles in the mid-1990s.
Speaking in a documentary following her role as guest editor for ITV, Camilla said: ‘They are very good pictures. She does it very naturally. We had a lot of fun doing it.
‘It was very relaxed and very kind that the Duchess of Cambridge came with her camera – she is an extremely good photographer. It was all very casual.
‘There wasn’t much hair or makeup. It was just done in the garden with a lot of laughs. It was a lovely way of doing it.’
And referring to one photograph in particular, she added: ‘This is the one I know that my husband approves of. Catherine said if anything else needed to be done she would be happy to.
‘If I can get over the fact looking at myself, I think they are very nice and just what is needed for Country Life.’
A portrait of the Duchess of Cornwall taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, at Raymill in Wiltshire, for a special royal edition of Country Life magazine
The Duchess of Cambridge (right) takes Camila’s cover portrait for the special edition of Country Life celebrating her 75th birthday
The special edition of the magazine, which will be available from Wednesday, features a photograph of Camilla taken by Kate on its front page
Country Life Magazine of the Duchess of Cornwall’s dogs Bluebell and Beth who appear on the Country Life frontispiece, wearing her pearl necklaces
Camilla is pictured for a photoshoot with her dog Beth at Highgrove as part of an ITV documentary series called Camilla’s Country Life about her fun side
Rowan Williams speaks during The Oldie Luncheon, in celebration of Camilla’s 75th birthday at the event in London on Tuesday
The Duchess has also promised to emulate Prince Charles and to follow his motto of ‘look up and look out, say less, do more’.
The future Queen Consort also paid tribute to Her Majesty, 96, and her late husband at a lunch hosted by The Oldie magazine.
She called the Queen and her late husband Prince Philip ‘two of the most remarkable people in our country’s history’, The Telegraph reports.
Camilla told guests: ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’s philosophy was clear: Look up and look out, say less, do more – get on with the job” – and that is just what I intend to do.
‘Both he and Her Majesty have always been the very touchstone of what it truly means to “get on with the job”, and an inspiration to each one of us here to do the same, whatever our age.’
It came as the Duchess took an affectionate poke at woke in a speech when she joked to assembled guests: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, if I am allowed to call you that.’
Camilla, 74, appeared to be making a light-hearted reference to the national debate over whether people should be addressed by ‘their pronouns’ – such as she/her he/him and they/them – as part of the gender identity debate.
Her reference at a lunch to celebrate her 75th birthday thrown by The Oldie magazine prompted amused laughter among her audience.
The Duchess was presented with a two-tier cake decorated for her upcoming birthday at the event
The Duchess of Cornwall took an affectionate poke at woke in a speech yesterday when she joked to assembled guests: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, if I am allowed to call you that’
Princess Diana’s dresser Dame Zandra Rhodes appeared to share a joke with the Duchess during the event
The annual event at the National Liberal Club brought together 120 national ‘treasures’ including Dame Joanna Lumley, Lord Lloyd Webber, actors Jeremy Irons and Nigel Havers
Clarence House said it was up to others to interpret her remark but aides suggested it was in keeping with the ‘irreverent’ spirit of the lunch, hosted by her friend presenter and author, Gyles Brandreth.
The annual event at the National Liberal Club brought together 120 national ‘treasures’ including Dame Joanna Lumley, Lord Lloyd Webber, actors Jeremy Irons and Nigel Havers.
Meanwhile others in attendance included model Twiggy, Felicity Kendal, Sir Trevor McDonald and Lucia Santa Cruz, the Chilean historian who introduced Prince Charles to Camilla back in 1971.