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Award of Fellowship of Royal Agricultural Societies for The Countess of Wessex

HRH The Countess of Wessex, GCVO, DStJ, FRAgS was presented with her Certificate before being asked to present certificates to some 23 new Associates (ARAgS) and 18 new Fellows (FRAgS) at a ceremony hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Byford, FRAgS. One picture shows her with [from L to R]:- Baroness Byford, Christopher Bourchier (Chairman of the English Panel); HRH; Rosie Carne (Chairman of CARAS); Professor Malcolm Stansfield (Hon.Sec. English Panel) and Professor John Wibberley (Hon.Sec. of CARAS).The second picture shows various members of CARAS Council and friends. Soem 125 people attended the ceremony at The Cholmondeley Room & Balcony, House of Lords on February 10th 2016. The citation read concerning the Direct election of HRH The Countess of Wessex can be viewed here.

HRH Sophie with CARAS: from left: Professor John Wibberley (Hon. Secretary to CARAS), John Henning (N Ireland), Professor Malcolm Stansfield (English Panel Secretary), Dr Delana Davies (Chairman of Welsh panel), Edwin Hughes (Wales), David Gardner (England), Chris Bouchier (Chairman of English Panel), HRH the Countess of Wessex, Rosie Carne (CARAS Chairman), Billy Robson (N Ireland), Colin McDonald (N Ireland)
HRH Sophie with CARAS: from left: Professor John Wibberley (Hon. Secretary to CARAS), John Henning (N Ireland), Professor Malcolm Stansfield (English Panel Secretary), Dr Delana Davies (Chairman of Welsh panel), Edwin Hughes (Wales), David Gardner (England), Chris Bouchier (Chairman of English Panel), HRH the Countess of Wessex, Rosie Carne (CARAS Chairman), Billy Robson (N Ireland), Colin McDonald (N Ireland)
HRH Sophie with English FRAgS: from left:  Baroness Byford, Chris Bouchier (Chairman of English Panel), HRH the Countess of Wessex receiving her direct election to the Fellowship of Royal Agricultural Societies from CARAS Chairman Rosie Carne, Professor Malcolm Stansfield (English Panel Secretary), Professor John Wibberley (Hon. Secretary to CARAS)
HRH Sophie with English FRAgS: from left: Baroness Byford, Chris Bouchier (Chairman of English Panel), HRH the Countess of Wessex receiving her direct election to the Fellowship of Royal Agricultural Societies from CARAS Chairman Rosie Carne, Professor Malcolm Stansfield (English Panel Secretary), Professor John Wibberley (Hon. Secretary to CARAS)
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