King Charles and Queen Camilla in Malton: All the best photos of royal visit to Yorkshire market town

King Charles and Queen Camilla have visited the North Yorkshire market town of Malton on Wednesday.

The royal couple were welcomed to the town billed as Yorkshire’s gastronomic capital, and met local artisan food and drink producers.

They visited Talbot Yard on Yorkersgate – a foodie hotspot which has also appeared on The Hairy Bikers Go North.

Rainy weather did not deter the monarch, and his consort sported a transparent umbrella while the King wore a knee-length woollen overcoat he has been seen in on numerous occasions.

King Charles is in Yorkshire primarily for the Maundy Thursday service at York Minster tomorrow, in which he will hand out Maundy money to deserving Christians in the first time the Minster has hosted the ceremony since 2012. He will also officially open the Minster’s new Refectory cafe and restaurant.

Malton’s gastronomic reputation grew thanks to the Fitzwilliam Estate, which still owns much of the commercial and residential property in the town centre. The estate’s owners, the Naylor-Leyland family, are descended from the Earls Fitzwilliam, who owned Wentworth Woodhouse near Rotherham.

Talbot Yard is an estate-owned venture, with the former coach-house home to coffee roasters, a bakery, butcher, brewery and gelato shop. The estate has also supported the local food festival, markets and cookery schools.

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