The Yorkshire Agricultural Society will have two Royal visitors attending its flagship event, the Great Yorkshire Show.
The agricultural and rural showcase which runs from 8 to 10 July, will welcome HRH The Countess of Wessex on the opening day, with the HRH The Princess Royal the following day. It will be the first time that The Countess has attended while The Princess Royal has been a guest on several occasions, the last time being in 2010.
“This is super news and will make it a very special show, both for us as organisers and for the thousands of visitors,” said honorary show director Bill Cowling. “We are in the process of finalising the programmes for our Royal guests touring the show, meeting visitors and exhibitors as well as staff and stewards will be the focus.”
The 156th show takes place at the Great Yorkshire Showground. HRH The Prince of Wales is the patron.
The event is one of England’s premier agricultural shows with competitive classes for around 8,000 animals, including cattle, sheep,horses and pigs, plus demonstrations of country skills, fashion shows, cookery theatres and includes a major exhibition of British food and drink.
The organiser of the Great Yorkshire Show in 2013 claimed a bumper visitor crop.
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