The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is honoured to announce that King Charles III will continue to be Patron of the charity.

The announcement follows a review of more than 1,000 Royal Patronages and charity Presidencies by the Royal Household, following His Majesty 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. His Majesty last visited the Great Yorkshire Show, which is organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, with Queen Camilla in 2021.

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, as visitor numbers are capped at 35,000 a day. Last year’s Show sold out a week before. Tickets are: Adults £35, Children £13 and Families £86, please go online