The King is to remain as patron of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, the charity has announced today.

The announcement follows a review of more than 1,000 Royal patronages and charity residencies by the Royal Household, following the King’s accession.

Queen Elizabeth II was patron of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society between 1952 and 1997 before King Charles III became the society’s patron as the Prince of Wales in 1998. He last visited the Great Yorkshire Show, which is organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, with Queen Camilla in 2021.

Darlington and Stockton Times:

Allister Nixon, CEO of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, 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 Yorkshire Agricultural Society is the charity which organizes the Great Yorkshire Show and runs a family of businesses on the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. These include Fodder Farm Shop & Café, Yorkshire Event Centre, Pavilions of Harrogate and the Harrogate Caravan Park.

Tickets for the 165th Great Yorkshire Show – from Tuesday 9 July to Friday 12 July - are on sale now and will be in advance only.