LONDON: King Charles III is to become Patron of the British Olympic Association.

Buckingham Palace confirmed the Patronage to mark the first anniversary of Their Majesties’ Coronation earlier this month.

He takes over the patronage from the late Queen Elizabeth II, who had been patron of the BOA since her ascension in 1952.

BOA chair Sir Hugh Robertson said: “We are delighted that His Majesty The King has agreed to take on the Patronage of the BOA. As an organisation that represents all four corners of the United Kingdom, the support and active engagement of The Royal Family, and in particular HRH The Princess Royal, is important, and has been crucial to the recent success of Team GB. It is fantastic news that it will continue in the years ahead.”