King Charles' new role at Norwich Cathedral has been revealed as he continues a Royal Family tradition.

His Majesty sent a letter confirming that he will continue the royal patronages to the Friends of Norwich Cathedral.

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Charles Barratt, chairman of the Friends, said: "I am absolutely delighted on behalf of all the Friends that the honour of Royal Patronage will continue into our 95th year.

"It is so appropriate as we approach our centenary celebrations."

The King is continuing his mother's legacy - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth accepted the patronage, after her parents King George VI and Her Majesty The Queen became patrons in 1950. 

The Friends is an independent charity that was founded in 1930 to help maintain Norwich Cathedral's fabric. 

The charity has supported building, restoration work and the rebuilding of the Cathedral’s organ over the nine decades it has been in action. 

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The Dean of Norwich, the Very Rev Dr Andrew Braddock, said: “Norwich Cathedral is honoured and delighted that His Majesty The King has accepted the patronage of the Friends of Norwich Cathedral.

“The historic and close ties between the Royal Family, Norfolk and the Cathedral are something we celebrate.

"His Majesty’s patronage is a huge encouragement for the Friends in all they do to support the Cathedral.”

Norwich Cathedral welcomed Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II three times during her reign.

In May 2010 she attended the official opening of the new Refectory and Hostry, on Maundy Thursday in April 1996 she visited as part of the Cathedral’s 900th anniversary celebrations and in April 1975 for the opening of the Cathedral’s then visitor centre.

Prior to becoming Queen, the then Princess Elizabeth visited Norwich Cathedral in 1951 as part of a tour of the city.