HRH The Countess of Wessex will visit the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Llanelwedd next month.

A new start-up farmers market, and the event’s star attraction, the livestock, will be part of Her Royal Highness' itinerary during her first visit to the Royal Welsh Showground in 15 years.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, will also pay a visit the Winter Fair Taste Test competitions and the homecrafts and horticulture displays on the first day of the event on Monday, November 26.

Her Royal Highness has a keen interest in agriculture and is the current Patron of the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO).

This will be the third time in five months that a member of the Royal Family has visited the Llanelwedd and Builth Wells area.

TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall officially opened the newly renovated The Strand Hall in July, and HRH The Princess Royal paid a visit in September to the 40th anniversary celebrations of the NSA Wales and Border Ram Sale.

William Hanks, Honorary Winter Fair Director, said: “The society is delighted to be able to share the news that HRH The Countess of Wessex will be visiting this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair."

"With her knowledge of the industry and interest in agricultural shows, we are very much looking forward to welcoming the Countess to one of Europe’s finest prime stock shows.” added Mr Hanks.