King to continue as farming charity patron

King Charles will continue as patron of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS), the farming charity has announced.

It follows a review of more than 1,000 royal patronages since the King ascended to the throne in 2022.

Charles first became involved with the society, which is based in Harrogate and organises the Great Yorkshire Show, in 1998 as Prince of Wales.

His mother, Queen Elizabeth II, had previously been a patron of the charity.

YAS chief executive Allister Nixon said: "We are honoured and delighted to receive confirmation that King Charles III will continue to be patron of the society.

"We feel deeply privileged and very much look forward to welcoming the King and Queen back to the show in the future."

The King last visited the Great Yorkshire Show in 2021.

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