Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll

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Torquhil Campbell
13th Duke of Argyll Allan Warren.JPG
Portrait by Allan Warren
Born Torquhil Ian Campbell
(1968-05-29) 29 May 1968 (age 46)
Title Duke of Argyll
Known for Chief of Clan Campbell, elephant polo, landowning
Nationality British
Residence Inveraray Castle
Spouse(s) Eleanor, née Cadbury (now Duchess of Argyll)

Torquhil Ian Campbell, 13th and 6th Duke of Argyll (born 29 May 1968), known as Earl of Campbell before 1973 and as Marquess of Lorne between 1973 and 2001, is a Scottish Peer. The family's main seat is Inveraray Castle, although the Duke and Duchess spend time at other residences, including one in West London.

Biography[edit]

The Duke is the elder child and only son of the 12th and 5th Duke of Argyll and Iona, daughter of Sir Ivar Colquhoun, 8th Baronet,[1] and was educated at Cargilfield School, Glenalmond College, and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.

The Duke (then Lord Lorne) served as a Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II from 1981 to 1983, and subsequently became a sales agent, salesman and company manager. Among his 29 titles are: Master of the Royal Household of Scotland,[2] Admiral of the Western Coasts and Isles, and the Chief of Clan Campbell.

The Duke is the captain of Scotland's national elephant polo team which won the 2004 and 2005 World Elephant Polo Association World Championships. He represents Pernod Ricard distillers, promoting Scotch whiskies. He is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers.

Family[edit]

On 8 June 2002 at St. Mary's Church, Fairford, Gloucestershire, he married Eleanor M. Cadbury (born London, 26 January 1973), a scion of the Cadbury chocolate family, whose father Peter Hugh George Cadbury was Chairman of Close Brothers Corporate Finance,[3] and wife (1969) Sally Strouvelle.[4] Together they have three children:

  • Archie Frederick Campbell, Marquess of Lorne (born London, 9 March 2004)
  • Lord Rory James Campbell (born 3 February 2006)
  • Lady Charlotte Mary Campbell (born 29 October 2008).

The Duchess is a Patroness of the Royal Caledonian Ball.[5]

Ancestry[edit]

Arms[edit]

Arms of Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll
Coronet
A Coronet of an Earl
Crest
A Boar's Head fesswise erased Or armed Argent and langued Gules
Escutcheon
Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Gyronny of eight Or and Sable (Campbell); 2nd and 3rd, Argent a Lymphad Sable sails furled flag and pennants flying and oars in action proper (the Lordship of Lorne); in saltire behind the shield a Baton Gules powdered with Thistles Or ensigned with an Imperial Crown proper thereon the Crest of Scotland (as Hereditary Great Master of the Household in Scotland) and a Sword proper hilted and pommelled Or (as Hereditary Lord Justice General of Scotland)
Supporters
On either side a Lion guardant Gules
Motto
Ne Obliviscaris (Forget not)

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.burkespeerage.com
  2. ^ Tomlinson, Richard (20 Dec 1992). "They also serve, who only ush". Independent. 
  3. ^ Burke's Landed Gentry (1972 Edn) CADBURY of Northfield
  4. ^ Burke's Peerage and Baronetage
  5. ^ "Patronesses". Royal Caledonian Ball. 

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Court offices
Preceded by
Viscount Carlow
Page of Honour
1981–1983
Succeeded by
Hugh Crossley
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Ian Campbell
Duke of Argyll
2001–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ian Campbell
Duke of Argyll
2001–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Order of precedence in Scotland
Preceded by
The Rt Hon. The Earl of Erroll
Gentlemen Succeeded by
His Grace The Duke of Norfolk
Order of precedence in England and Wales
Preceded by
His Grace The Duke of Buccleuch
Gentlemen Succeeded by
His Grace The Duke of Atholl