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Prince Charles to Guest Edit Country Life Magazine

Prince Charles is to become a guest editor of Country Life magazine to honour his 65th birthday, it has been confirmed.

Later this year, to celebrate his 65th birthday, the future King  will guest edit Country Life magazine, becoming the first time a member of the royal family has edited a magazine.

The Prince of Wales will take control of the publication as he becomes the guest editor and will commission articles on topics close to his heart such as organic farming, rural affairs, architecture and charity work.

As editor, he will also write a special extended leader column.

The special edition which will honour the Prince’s birthday will be published in November, and it expected The Duchess of Cornwall will also contribute.

Mark Hedges, editor of Country Life, told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: “Since its launch in 1897, Country Life has been privileged to be given access to the Royal Family at times of national celebrations.

“However, this is the first time that a member of the Royal Family has edited the magazine or any other publication.

“The Prince of Wales is renowned for his championing of the countryside and has selected the contents for his birthday edition to reflect his personal involvement and interests.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to cover aspects of the prince’s work that have never been written about before.”

Clarence House has announced that while the format of the publication will not be the same as usual, Charles is expected to also edit regular features such as the letters and news pages.

Preparation for the issue is due to be “very soon”


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