Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall has been named as the new president of the UK Vineyards Association (UKVA).

The Duchess has taken over from Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, who has retired from the role but will become an honourary life president of the UK wine trade body, it said today (26 July).

"Her Royal Highness’s evident interest in our industry’s wines makes her an ideal figurehead for our industry," said the UKVA's chairman, Bob Lindo.