The 28th MacCailein Mor, the 35th Chief of Clan Campbell, His Grace, the Duke of Argyll was born Torquhil Ian Campbell on 29 May 1968. The 13th Duke of Argyll is the son of Sir Ian Campbell, 12th Duke of Argyll and Iona Mary Colquhoun, the daughter of Sir Ivar Iain Colquhoun of Luss 8th BT, Chief of Clan Colquhoun.
He was styled Earl of Campbell (heir apparent of the Marquess of Lorne) between 29 May 1968 and 7 April 1973.
He was styled Marquess of Lorne (heir apparent of the Duke of Argyll) between 7 April 1973 and 21 April 2001.
His Grace, the Duke, as his father before him, was educated at Glenalmond College, Perthshire, Scotland. He then went on to the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, where he was awarded a diploma in Rural Estate Management. Prior to that, from 1980 to 1983, he had been a Page of Honour to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II. On leaving Cirencester, he took up a post as Assistant Land Agent for the Duke of Buccleuch at the Buccleuch Estates near Selkirk in the Scottish Borders where he remained from 1991 to 1993. The following two years were spent in London working as a sales manager for the Grosvenor House Hotel. Then in 1995 he joined the French Pernod Ricard, drinks empire and went to Hong Kong as marketing manager to one of their subsidiary companies, Casella Far East. He is still working for Pernod Ricard as International Regional Manager for their subsidiary Chivas Brothers Ltd., a company exporting the group's Scotch whiskies throughout the world. Based in London, he spends much of his time abroad in the Far East.
He succeeded to the title of 23rd Lord Campbell [S., 1445] on 21 April 2001.
He succeeded to the title of 22nd Earl of Argyll [S., 1457] on 21 April 2001.
He succeeded to the title of 22nd Lord Lorne [S., 1470] on 21 April 2001.
He succeeded to the title of 16th Lord of Kintyre [S., 1626] on 21 April 2001.
He succeeded to the title of 15th Baronet Campbell, of Lundie [N.S., 1627] on 21 April 2001.
He succeeded to the title of 13th Earl of Campbell and Cowall [S., 1701] on 21 April 2001.
He succeeded to the title of 13th Viscount of Lochow and Glenyla [S., 1701] on 21 April 2001.
He succeeded to the title of 13th Duke of Argyll [S., 1701] on 21 April 2001.
He succeeded to the title of 13th Marquess of Kintyre and Lorn [S., 1701] on 21 April 2001.
He succeeded to the title of 13th Lord of Inveraray, Mull, Morvern and Tiree [S., 1701] on 21 April 2001.
He succeeded to the title of 9th Baron Sundridge, of Coomb Bank, Kent [G.B., 1766] on 21 April 2001.
He succeeded to the title of 10th Baron Hamilton of Hameldon, co. Leicester [G.B., 1776] on 21 April 2001.
He succeeded to the title of 6th Duke of Argyll [U.K., 1892] on 21 April 2001.
On April 17, 1892, the 8th Duke of Argyll was created the 1st Duke of Argyll in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. Thus, our Chief, His Grace, The Duke of Argyll is one of only five British peers to hold more than one Dukedom, the others being:
The Prince Charles, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales (E., 1301), The Duke of Cornwall (E., 1337) and Rothesay (S., 1398);
The Duke of Hamilton (S., 1643) and Brandon (G.B., 1711);
The Duke of Buccleuch (S. 1663) and Queensberry (S., 1684)
The Duke of Richmond (E., 1675), Lennox (S., 1675) and Gordon (U.K., 1876) (Who alone holds three British Dukedoms.)
Historically, several other peers have held multiple Dukedoms, including the Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne and Newcastle-under-Lyne, the Duke of Argyll and Greenwich, the Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch and the two Dukes of Queensberry and Dover and some other mainly Royal Dukes.
In the Scottish Peerage, the Order of Precedence for Dukes is as follows:
The Duke of Rothesay (S., 1398): The Prince Charles, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales (E., 1301)
The Duke of Hamilton (S., 1644): The Chief of Clan Hamilton
The Duke of Buccleuch (S., 1663) and Queensberry (S., 1684): The Chief of Clan Scott
The Duke of Lennox (S., 1675): House of Stewart of Darnley (Not a Clan Chief)
The Duke of Argyll (S., 1701): The Chief of Clan Campbell
The Duke of Atholl (S., 1703): The Chief of Clan Murray
The Duke of Montrose (S., 1707): The Chief of Clan Graham
The Duke of Roxburghe (S., 1707): The Chief of Clan Kerr
The Duke of Argyll's full Title is:
The most high, potent and noble prince his Grace Torquhil Ian Campbell, Duke of Argyll, Marquess of Kintyre and Lorne, Earl of Argyll, Campbell and Cowal, Viscount Lochawe and Glenyla, Lord Campbell, Lorne, Kintyre, Inveraray, Mull, Morvern and Tiree in the peerage of Scotland, Baron Sundbridge of Coombank and Baron Hamilton of Hameldon in the peerage of Great Britain, Duke of Argyll in the peerage of the United Kingdom, Baronet of Nova Scotia, Hereditary Master of the Royal Household in Scotland, Hereditary Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, Hereditary Keeper of the royal castles of Dunoon, Carrick, Dunstaffnage and Tarbert, Admiral of the Western Coasts and Isles, and Chief of the Honorable Clan Campbell, MacCailein Mor.
|THE DUKE'S TITLES INCLUDE||HIS HEREDITARY OFFICES INCLUDE|
Lord Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute 1402 36th Baron & 46th knight of Lochow 1445
Lord Campbell 1457
Earl of Argyll 1470
Lord of Lorne 1626
Lord of Kyntyre 1626
Baronet of the Order of Nova Scotia 1627
DUKE of ARGYLL (Scotland) 1701
Marquess of Kintyre & Lorne 1701
Earl of Campbell and Cowal 1701
Viscount of Lochow & Glenyla 1701
Lord of the Inveraray, Mull, Morvern & Tiree 1701
Baron Sundridge 1766
Baron Hamilton of Hameldon 1776
DUKE of ARGYLL (United Kingdom) 1892
Master of the Royal Household in Scotland
Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland
Admiral of the Western Isles
Keeper of the Royal Castles of:
High Sheriff of Argyllshire
Member Queen's Body Guard for Scotland
Member Royal Company of Archers
Sir Torquhil Ian Campbell, the 13th Duke of Argyll, son of the late Sir Ian Campbell, 12th Duke of Argyll and the Duchess of Argyll, Iona Mary nee Colquhoun, and Miss. Eleanor Cadbury were married at 15th century St. Mary's Church, Fairford, Gloucestershire, England on Saturday 8 June 2002.
The couple became engaged in January 2002, following a nine year romance.
Her Grace, the Duchess of Argyll was born Eleanor Cadbury on 26 January 1973 in London, England. She is the daughter of Mr. Peter Hugh George Cadbury, past Chairman of Close Brothers Corporate Finance, and his wife the former Sally Strouvelle.
At the wedding, Eleanor Cadbury who is the cousin of the family who founded the Cadbury chocolate empire, wore a stunning cream dress and overcoat, while holding a matching bouquet of cream roses. The Duke wore the family Campbell tartan.
The Saturday service was attended by more than 100 guests. The Church of Scotland ceremony was officiated by The Rev. John Willard of St. Mary's and was assisted by, Inveraray parish minister, The Rev. Brian Wilkinson of Glenaray, Inveraray, and featured a Gaelic blessing. The bride was given in marriage by her father and was attended by Miss Alice Palau, George Bruce and Laura Landale. Mr. Jamie Landale was best man. A reception took place afterwards at the bride's home.
Through her marriage, Eleanor Cadbury gained the title of Duchess of Argyll on 8 June 2002.
While the Campbell ancestral home of Inveraray Castle, will be the couple's family home, they will be living and working in London but spending more of their personal time in Scotland. After the wedding the Duke continued his employment with whisky distiller Chivas Brothers Ltd, while the Duchess Eleanor remained with public relations and communications management firm Weber Shandwick Worldwide, London, England. Inveraray Castle was the setting for a party when the couple returned from their
The Duke and Duchess of Argyll currently have three children, two sons and a daughter. Their first son, Lord Archie Frederick Campbell, Marquess of Lorne was born 3:55 p.m. 9 March 2004 at Queen Charlottes Hospital, London, England. (Click here to see a copy of the birth announcement.) He weighed a healthy 7 lb15 oz. Friends said the Duke's mother, Iona, Dowager Duchess of Argyll, and his sister Lady Louise Campbell had joined the couple at the hospital for the birth. The couple split their time between London and Inveraray, where Eleanor, Duchess of Argyll, now works for the Argyll estate.
On Sunday the 29th of August 2004, the baptism of the son of Their Graces The Duke and Duchess of Argyll was held. The Marquis of Lorne was born March 9, 2004.
The young Marquis of Lorne was baptised "Archie Frederick Campbell". The photos were taken in front of the Glenaray & Inveraray Parish Church following the baptism service with his proud parents, Torquhil and Eleanor,
The Duke and Duchess of Argyll.
Among the congregation were Duke Torquhil's mother, The Duchess Iona, The Duke's maternal grandmother and grandfather, Captain Sir Ivar Iain Colquhoun of Luss 8th BT, Chief of Clan Colquhoun and Lady Colquhoun of Luss, and the mother and father of The Duchess Eleanor, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hugh George Cadbury.