As if he doesn’t have enough on his plate, the Prince of Wales has added another role to his resume: magazine editor.
The soon-to-be 65-year-old serves as editor for a commemorative edition of Country Life magazine on sale November 13, a day before the heir's birthday.
Charles had a hand in selecting the majority of the content for the issue, which also features the Prince’s work with rural communities as well as pictures of his homes and gardens.
It was revealed that the Prince, who has never edited a national magazine before, has been collaborating with the publication for eight months.
“We met The Prince to discuss progress and worked with a designated team over an eight month period to get the issue off the ground,” shares editor Mark Hedges, as reported by the Daily Mail. “The commemorative edition is a unique record of the Prince’s love of the countryside and his commitment to preserving its way of life.”
Hedges also shares a little bit about the magazine’s history with the royal family. “Since its launch in 1897, Country Life has been privileged to be given access to the Royal Family at times of national celebrations and we are delighted that the Prince allowed us to mark his 65th birthday by guest editing Country Life – a present to share with the entire nation.”
Charles is set to celebrate his birthday in India this year as part of an official tour that will also take him and wife Camilla to Sri Lanka where he will represent his mother at the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.