Camilla’s Country Life – Factual


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Follow the Duchess of Cornwall as she becomes a magazine editor and writes about her husband

ITV - Wednesday

As she turns 75, the Duchess of Cornwall has landed herself a new job – guest-editing a special edition of Country Life magazine
in which she champions causes dear to her. And while she’s busy putting the issue together, the cameras will offer a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse as she juggles her editorial and royal duties.

‘She talks really interestingly about why she’s passionate about the country. As she puts it, it’s not all buttercups and daisies – there are dark sides, and she wants to cover those as well,’ explains the film’s director, Michael Waldman.

‘The point of this is, who is Camilla? Who is this woman? What are the things that drive her? How does she react and respond to people?’

Although she has a busy schedule, Michael and his team were able to film Camilla at a variety of places and events – everything from preparing to leave Clarence House with Prince Charles for the State Opening of Parliament, through to visits to the Royal Cornwall Show, Claridge’s (for a bash to mark 125 years of Country Life), and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. She stops by her grandparents’ Hampshire mansion, Hall Place, where she reminisces along with her sister, Annabel. She also meets victims of domestic abuse, one of many issues she cares about, alongside the plight of farmers.

Embargoed Picture: For publication from Tuesday 5th July 2022 From Spungold Productions CAMILLA’S COUNTRY LIFE Wednesday 13th July 2022 on ITV Pictured: HRH The Duchess of Cornwall is guest editing Country Life magazine to mark her 75th birthday in July (2022). At Clarence House, London, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall looks through the issue's page proofs before publication. Pictured L-R: Mark Hedges (Editor-in-Chief of Country Life magazine), HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Paula Lester (Managing and Features Editor of Country Life magazine). This image is only to be used in conjunction with promotion for the television programme, 'Camilla's Country Life' and to promote HRH The Duchess of Cornwall's guest edit of Country Life magazine. IMAGE CREDIT MUST READ: MARK WILLIAMSON / COUNTRY LIFE PICTURE LIBRARY whenever used. (C) MARK WILLIAMSON / COUNTRY LIFE PICTURE LIBRARY For further information please contact Peter Gray Mob 07831460662 / peter.gray@itv.com This photograph is (C) (C) MARK WILLIAMSON / COUNTRY LIFE PICTURE LIBRARY and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme CAMILLA’S COUNTRY LIFE or ITV. Once made available by the ITV Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the Transmission date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.com

We see the editor and features editor of Country Life heading to Clarence House so that the Duchess can check proofs.

‘They nervously arrived, and for an hour or so they were going through the page proofs. The Duchess was being funny and recollecting things and suggesting that we should lose this photograph or add another thing there or correct a fact here.

‘She not only made a good editor, but I was surprised to hear she did some writing – a profile of her husband, and a leader column. It’s very well written.’

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