Royal couple to visit show

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Photograph by Matt Cardy/PA Wire
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Photograph by Matt Cardy/PA Wire

THE Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are to visit the 153rd Great Yorkshire Show on Wednesday July 13.

Prince Charles is Patron of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, which organises the event.

Their Royal Highnesses will get an in-depth insight into what is England’s premier show, touring the showground, meeting livestock exhibitors, visitors, as well as staff and stewards.

Bill Cowling, Honorary Show Director said: “We are absolutely delighted with the news, and a programme for their time with us is underway. Their knowledge and enthusiasm for farming and rural life is well known, and their visit will make the show particularly special. We look forward to welcoming them.”

More than 130,000 visitors are expected to come through the gates for the prestigious showcase of agriculture and country life, which runs from Tuesday July 12 to Thursday July 14.

Record entries in several of the competitive sections have already been announced with all cattle stalls taken and a waiting list in operation, plus more than 2,000 sheep and over 2,000 horses competing.

The show is no stranger to royal visitors. Princess Anne attended last year and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh spent a day at the event in 2008, while the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall last visited the show in 2006.