The Princess of Wales’s love for photography shone through when her portrait of the Queen Consort made the cover of Country Life’s royal edition.
Princess Kate’s stunning picture of her stepmother-in-law, Queen Camilla, taken for last summer’s royal edition of Country Life magazine, has now been honored with the PPA Award for Cover of the Year. The image shows Camilla at Ray Mill House, her private country getaway in Wiltshire, as she guest edited the magazine to celebrate her 75th birthday and the publication’s 125th anniversary.

In the photo, Queen Camilla is pictured beaming at the camera while sitting on a bench in the garden, clutching a trug filled with pelargoniums, reflecting her love for gardening.

The Queen Consort donned a classic blue and white floral dress, which she teamed with a powder blue cardigan, a color she is often pictured wearing.

Country Life shared an image of the cover on their Instagram page to celebrate the win, saying: “We’re thrilled to announce that Country Life has won the Cover of the Year title at the PPA Awards, the ‘Oscars’ of the magazine world.

The winning cover was this one from the 13, 2022 issue, which was guest-edited by Her Majesty The Queen while she was Duchess of Cornwall
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all who voted — it’s the only award voted for directly by readers — and also, of course, to HRH Catherine, Princess of Wales, who took the photograph!”

At the time, Mark Hedges, editor-in-chief of Country Life magazine, said: “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 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 the Duchess of Cambridge another commission!

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