Great Yorkshire Show: Royal visitors

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The members of the royal family, who take turns to make an appearance at the show almost every year, have been announced for this month’s GYS.

This month The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cambridge will come to Harrogate for the first day of the event.

The members of the royal fa mily, who take turns to make an appearance at the show almost every year, have been announced for this month’s GYS.

Show Director Bill Cowling said: “The Prince of Wales is of course our Patron and I have had the honour of showing our wonderful farming showcase to His Royal Highness and The Duchess of Cornwall, on several occasions.

Their presence always creates a very special atmosphere as it is plain to see how much they enjoy meeting our visitors and they have a genuine interest in our show and farming generally.”

The visit will be particularly poignant for the out-going Mr Cowling who will host the Royal guests for the last time.

The royal couple have visited the show together twice before; once in 2006 and once in 2011.

During the day, the Royal couple will meet exhibitors, staff and show visitors.

As a souveneir of their visit they will take home a hamper of regional produce from Fodder, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society’s award-winning shop and 
café.

So far the 21st century has seen royal visits to the Great Yorkshire Show from The Queen and Prince Phillip, as well as Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall.

But the show which dates back to the 19th century has been graced by more than 20 members of the royal family in its time, including the Third Earl Spencer, who was the Society’s first president and founding member.