Initially, the primary aim of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RASC) was to promote the endeavours of Agricultural Show Societies by establishing a platform for the exchange of ideas, techniques, and experiences. This network/forum served as a vital hub for discussions on the latest advancements in agriculture.

HRH The Princess Royal

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT played a pivotal role as the inaugural President of the RASC, dedicating over 50 years to this esteemed position. Following his tenure, HRH The Princess Royal has assumed the role of President, continuing the tradition of royal patronage and support for the society’s endeavours.

Today, the RASC operates as a “not for profit” company, limited by guarantee, and holds charitable status. Its governance is overseen by a Board of Trustees, comprising nine elected and two appointed member representatives, in addition to three honorary officers. This structure ensures effective management and stewardship of the society’s mission and resources, enabling it to continue its valuable contributions to the global agricultural community.
Princess Anne talking to delegates