The Duke of Argyll
|Known for||Chief of Clan Campbell, elephant polo, landowning|
|Born||Torquhil Ian Campbell|
29 May 1968
|Issue||Archie Campbell, Marquess of Lorne|
Lord Rory Campbell
Lady Charlotte Campbell
|Parents||Ian Campbell, 12th Duke of Argyll|
Torquhil Ian Campbell, 13th and 6th 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. He was educated at Craigflower Preparatory School, Cargilfield Preparatory School, Glenalmond College, and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. At the last of these, he trained as a chartered surveyor.
He served as a Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II from 1981 to 1983. He became a sales agent, salesman and company manager. Among his 29 titles are: Master of the Royal Household of Scotland, 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. 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.
Marriage and children
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) and his wife Sally Strouvelle.
The Duke and Duchess have three children:
- 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.
- Lord Rory James Campbell (born London, 3 February 2006)
- Lady Charlotte Mary Campbell (born London, 29 October 2008).
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