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Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll

The Duke of Argyll
Portrait by Allan Warren
Born Torquhil Ian Campbell
(1968-05-29) 29 May 1968
Title Duke of Argyll
Known for Chief of Clan Campbell, elephant polo, landowning
Nationality British
Residence Inveraray Castle
Spouse(s) Eleanor Cadbury (m. 2002)
Parents Ian Campbell, 12th Duke of Argyll
Iona Colquhoun

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 West London.


  • Biography 1
  • Family 2
  • Ancestry 3
  • Arms 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


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 Cargilfield Preparatory School, Glenalmond College, and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. At the latter, he trained as a chartered surveyor.[2]

The Duke (then Lord Lorne) served as a Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II from 1981 to 1983,[3][4] and subsequently 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 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.[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.


On 8 June 2002 at Chairman of Close Brothers Corporate Finance,[9] and wife Sally Strouvelle.[10] Together they have three children:

  • Archie Frederick Campbell, Marquess of Lorne (born London, 9 March 2004)
  • 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.[11]



Arms of Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll
A coronet of a Duke
A Boar's Head fesswise erased Or armed Argent and langued Gules
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)
On either side a Lion guardant Gules
Ne Obliviscaris (Forget not)


  1. ^ Burke's Peerage
  2. ^ Dickie, Mure (8 August 2015). "Scottish peer with a clan-do attitude". Financial Times. p. 2. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 48481. p. 77. 2 January 1981.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 49465. p. 11587. 2 September 1983.
  5. ^ Tomlinson, Richard (20 Dec 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. ^ Walker, Tim (11 May 2013). "Prince Harry to be greeted by models at charity polo match in America". The Telegraph. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  9. ^ of Northfield (1972 Edn) CADBURY Burke's Landed Gentry
  10. ^ Burke's Peerage and Baronetage
  11. ^ "Patronesses". Royal Caledonian Ball. 

External links

  • Debrett's People of Today
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Cracroft's Peerage
  • Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll
Court offices
Preceded by
Viscount Carlow
Page of Honour
Succeeded by
Hugh Crossley
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Ian Campbell
Duke of Argyll
Succeeded by
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ian Campbell
Duke of Argyll
Succeeded by
Order of precedence in Scotland
Preceded by
The Earl of Erroll
Gentlemen Succeeded by
The Duke of Norfolk
Order of precedence in England and Wales
Preceded by
The Duke of Buccleuch
Gentlemen Succeeded by
The Duke of Atholl
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