Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll

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The Duke of Argyll
Portrait by Allan Warren, 2013
Known forChief of Clan Campbell, elephant polo, landowning
BornTorquhil Ian Campbell
(1968-05-29) 29 May 1968 (age 55)
London, England
ResidenceInveraray Castle
(m. 2002)
IssueArchie Campbell, Marquess of Lorne
Lord Rory Campbell
Lady Charlotte Campbell
ParentsIan Campbell, 12th Duke of Argyll
Iona Colquhoun

Torquhil Ian Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll (born 29 May 1968), styled 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 London.


The Duke is the elder child and only son of Ian Campbell, 12th and 5th Duke of Argyll and Iona Mary Colquhoun, daughter of Sir Ivar Colquhoun, 8th Baronet.[1] He was educated at Craigflower Preparatory School, Cargilfield Preparatory School, Glenalmond College, and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.[citation needed] At the last of these, he trained as a chartered surveyor.[2]

He served as a Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II from 1981 to 1983.[3][4] He became a sales agent, salesman and company manager. Among his 29 titles are: Master of the Royal Household of Scotland,[5] Admiral of the Western Coasts and Isles, and the Chief (Scottish Gaelic: MacCailein Mòr) of Clan Campbell. He received the Queen Elizabeth II Version of the Royal Household Long and Faithful Service Medal for 20 years of service to the British Royal Family in 2021.

He is the captain of Scotland's national elephant polo team, which won the 2004 and 2005 World Elephant Polo Association World Championships.[6][7] He represents Pernod Ricard distillers, promoting Scotch whiskies.[8] He is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers.

Marriage and children[edit]

On 8 June 2002 at St. Mary's Church, Fairford, Gloucestershire, the Duke married Eleanor Cadbury, a member of the Cadbury chocolate family. She is the daughter of Peter Hugh George Cadbury (previously chairman of Close Brothers Corporate Finance)[9] and his wife Sally Strouvelle.[10]

The Duke and Duchess have three children:[8]

  • Archibald Friedrich Campbell, Marquess of Lorne (born London, 9 March 2004), known as Archie Lorne. He served as a Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II from 2015–2018.[11]
  • Lord Rory James Campbell (born London, 3 February 2006)
  • Lady Charlotte Mary Campbell (born London, 29 October 2008).

The Duchess is a Patroness of the Royal Caledonian Ball[12] and the president of The Georgian Group.


Coat of arms of Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll
The coronet of a duke
A Boar's Head fesswise erased Or armed Argent and langued Gules
Quarterly: 1 and 4th, Gyronny of eight Or and Sable (Campbell); 2 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)
On either side a Lion guardant Gules
Ne Obliviscaris (Forget not)

See also[edit]

  • Torquil, for background on the name Torquhil


  1. ^ "Burke's Peerage – The Official Website".
  2. ^ Dickie, Mure (8 August 2015). "Scottish peer with a clan-do attitude". Financial Times. p. 2.
  3. ^ "No. 48481". The London Gazette. 2 January 1981. p. 77.
  4. ^ "No. 49465". The London Gazette. 2 September 1983. p. 11587.
  5. ^ Tomlinson, Richard (20 December 1992). "They also serve, who only ush". Independent.
  6. ^ "Elephant polo stars just champion". BBC News. 6 December 2004. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Elephants trumpet their success". BBC News. 11 September 2005. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  8. ^ a b Walker, Tim (11 May 2013). "Prince Harry to be greeted by models at charity polo match in America". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  9. ^ Burke's Landed Gentry (1972 Edn) CADBURY of Northfield
  10. ^ Burke's Peerage and Baronetage
  11. ^ "Buckingham Palace 18 May 2016". Court Circular.
  12. ^ "Patronesses". Royal Caledonian Ball. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013.

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Court offices
Preceded by Page of Honour
Succeeded by
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by Duke of Argyll
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Duke of Argyll