The Countess of Wessex becomes President of The Royal Smithfield Club

On the 29 January, The Countess of Wessex as newly elected President of The Royal Smithfield Club, attended a Conference at The Palace of Westminster in London. Club Chairman William Bedell said: “We are honoured that Her Royal Highness has agreed to be our President and we look forward to working with her in what will be a year of important developments for the Club.”

Photo by The Royal Smithfield Club –  HRH The Countess of Wessex pictured with (L-R) John Dracup Industry Strategy Director Royal Smithfield Club, Andrew Laughton Chief Executive National Beef Association, Prys Morgan Procurement Director Kepak-St Merryn, Tom Kirwan Chief Executive ABP, Robbie Galloway CEO Scotbeef, David Gunner Chief Executive Dovecote Park, Mark Allan Dawn/Dunbia, William Bedell Chairman Royal Smithfield Club

In her first engagement as President of The Royal Smithfield Club, The Countess attended a red meat industry supply chain forum in London, hosted by Baroness Byford and organised by the Club. The Forum, held to discuss key industry issues and how to address them, was attended by more than 70 representatives of the livestock and red meat sectors.

Photo by The Royal Smithfield Club

The Royal Smithfield Club was instituted as the Smithfield Cattle & Sheep Society in 1798 and founded as the Smithfield Club in 1802. Granted Royal Status in 1960, its Patron is Her Majesty The Queen. The Club promotes knowledge and education to advance best practice in the meat and livestock industry. To learn more about this event please click here & here.

Outfit & jewellery:
Black blazer.
Emilia Wickstead dress.
Club’s badge.
Black boots.

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