Royals among those flocking to show

Darlington and Stockton Times: SHOW-BOUND: The Countess of Wessex. SHOW-BOUND: The Countess of Wessex.

TWO Royal visitors will be adding to the atmosphere at the country‘s biggest agricultural show this year.

The Princess Royal and the Countess of Wessex will be among the 135,000 people expected to attend the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate between July 8 and 10.

The Countess will make her first-ever visit to the event on the Tuesday while the Princess Royal, who was last there four years ago, will put in an appearance the following day.

Honorary show director Bill Cowling said: “This is super news and will make it a very special show, both for us as organisers and for the thousands of visitors.

“We are in the process of finalising the programmes for our Royal guests but touring the show, meeting visitors and exhibitors as well as staff and stewards will be the focus.”

The event is acclaimed as England’s premier agricultural show with competitive classes for around 8,000 animals, including the country’s finest cattle, sheep, horses and pigs, plus demonstrations of country skills, fashion shows, cookery theatres and includes a major exhibition of British food and drink.

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