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Camilla looks radiant as she celebrates 75th birthday with official portraits

It comes after the Duchess of Cornwall marked the occasion in a cover story for Country Life magazine.
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The Duchess of Cornwall has marked her 75th birthday with a stunning official portrait taken by photographer Chris Jackson last month at her home in Raymill in Lacock, Wiltshire.

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The future Queen Consort looked radiant as she donned a blue floral Sophie Dundas summer dress while enjoying a cup of tea and a bowl of peaches she grew herself.

In one of the snaps, Camilla was also joined by her beloved Jack Russel Terrier, Beth, who has regularly joined her for royal events.

Sharing the photographs to his personal Instagram, Chris Jackson shared: “Really special to photograph the Duchess of Cornwall at her home in Wiltshire for her 75th Birthday. I’ve spent many years travelling around the world photographing The Duchess on Royal Tours and engagements so it’s lovely to photograph her somewhere she feels so relaxed.

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Camilla was joined by her beloved rescue pooch, Beth. (Credit: Chris Jackson)

“I love the fact she even grew the impressive peaches in the photo,” he added.

Amid the celebrations, Clarence House’s Instagram also shared a post that read: “Thank you for all your kind messages and well wishes on The Duchess of Cornwall’s 75th birthday today!”

Royal fans were delighted over the release of the stunning photos, with one fan commenting, “She is more beautiful than ever.”

Another penned: “Happy Birthday Ma’am. Love & regards from Germany. May your new year be blessed with health, happiness and fulfilment! By the way… that’s such a lovely picture!”

“Happy Birthday Your Royal Highness. May your special day be blessed with all the good vibes you spread out into the world. Wishing you happiness and joy,” added a third fan.

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The peaches were grown by the Duchess herself! (Credit: Chris Jackson)

It follows the Duchess of Cornwall marking her milestone birthday by guest editing Country Life magazine’s July issue, where the Duchess of Cambridge showed off her talent in taking the cover photo for the special occasion.

It was quite the family affair for Camilla, whose son – food writer son Tom Parker Bowles – wrote about his mother’s favourite dessert, peach melba. 

“My mother is a keen grower of white peaches (the subject of this month’s column was very much her idea),” Tom said.

It’s been a busy few weeks for Camilla, who also recently appeared in a one-hour ITV documentary, Camilla’s Country Life.

She also gave insight into family life in an interview with the Daily Mail, where she spilled that she has embraced the social media world of TikTok thanks to her grandchildren. She also spoke of how family meals are a thing of the past, and everyone is now on “their devices”.

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“Families don’t sit down any longer, do they, and have dinner,” she said.

“Because I am ancient, in the old days we all sat down (to eat). Now everyone is on their devices. It just makes me quite cross.”

Camilla previously told British Vogue that her birthday will be a low-key event.

“There won’t be much celebration,” she said. “I shall spend it with my family and a few friends.”

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