Thousands of people have flocked to the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd on one of the hottest days of the year so far.

Crowds of people soaked up the atmosphere as temperatures soared into the high 20s.

Royal guest King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu of the Zulu Nation, South Africa, returned to the showground to plant a tree in the Countryside Care Section to commemorate his visit to the show.

Keeping cool in the sheep shed were Knighton farmers Stuart and Sarah Richards and their five Black Welsh Mountain Sheep.

Mr Richards said it was "special" to enter his flock at the 100th Royal Welsh Show. He added that next year marks the centenary of the Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Society.

Over at the shearing shed, Dewi Jones, from Erwood, won his junior shearing heat in front of hundreds of people.

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“It went well. It could have been a lot worse. I’ve got better shears, I think!"

The 19-year-old said he had started shearing last year after picking up the shears under the mentorship of Andrew Morris, from Aberedw.

"He's been the icon," he added.

The Food Hall was full of delicious Welsh produce including Builth Wells' award-winning honey. Shane Llewelyn-Jones, of Bee Welsh Honey Company, won Best in Show for the second-year running.

"It’s a great honour because it’s my local show," he said.

"It's like my second home. I first entered when I was 12 and I was stung by the showing bug."

On the penultimate day of Britain's largest agricultural show there will be an awe-inspiring parade of the prize-winning stock in the Main Ring.