Yesterday the people of Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Malton, enjoyed a visit from His Majesty The King and Her Majesty the Queen. The arrival was a surprise to many in the town with the news only being made official upon their arrival.
It’s the first visit a Monarch has ever made to Malton, according to Visit Malton, and it seems that they enjoyed their visit to the North Yorkshire market town.
During their visit, the king and queen visited Talbot Yard where they met a group of local businesses that play a crucial role in Malton.
They discussed the heritage of the businesses and the products that were made there. Businesses included in Talbot Yard include Rare Bird Distillery, Groovy Moo Gelato, Blue Bird Bakery, Roost Espresso Bar, Florian Poiro, Food 2 Remember.
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The pair began at the Rare Bird Distillery, where Charles joked: “Nothing more fun than a gin distillery,” as he entered, York Press reported.
His Majesty and Her Majesty were then greeted by locals who braved the rain and lined the Yorkersgate with their hometown flags for the historic and memorable day.
The King then visited York House to meet several charities from the area including the Prince’s Trust programme, Ryedale Folk Museum, The Prince’s Countryside Fund, Rydale Carers Supports, Next Steps Sight Support, and others.
The King and Queen Consort are set to arrive in York today for the first Royal Maundy service for the King. It’s his second visit in the new reign.
The service will take place at York Minster, with the King and Queen both attending the service inside the cathedral.
The King’s Coronation is set to take place on Saturday 6th May with a bank holiday taking place on Monday 8th May.
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Feature Image Credit: Visit Malton