Princess Alexandra set to visit the Royal Cornwall Show
HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy GCVO KG, will attend this year’s Royal Cornwall Show on the first day, Thursday 6 June.
Her Royal Highness makes a welcome seventh visit to Cornwall’s largest annual event, having last visited in 2015. Her first visit came in 1960 which was also the first year that the show was held at the permanent showground at Wadebridge.
The Princess will enjoy an informal tour of the show that will no doubt include animals and horticulture which feature among her interests. With a typically strong entry across the competitive livestock and equine classes, and another top level flower show in store, there will be plenty for Her Royal Highness to see.
There will also be a military flavour to her visit as The Princess is involved with numerous military organisations. During her visit she will also lunch with the show president, Ted Coryton, and invited guests.
Her Royal Highness was made a vice president of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association (RCAA) before her visit in 2009. She had previously visited in 1981, the last show of the last century in 1999 and again in 2005.
RCAA secretary, Chris Riddle, welcomes the announcement. He said:
“Her Royal Highness has been a great supporter of the show for a long time and we look forward to welcoming her to our fabulous celebration of Cornish farming, food and the countryside.”
Over 120,000 visitors are expected to flock to this year’s show, which runs from the 6 – 8 June. It is shaping up to be another busy year showcasing the best in local agriculture as well as serving up a feast of entertainment, shopping and opportunity to enjoy the very best Cornish food and drink.
The main ring acts will include a majestic show by the stunt horses and talented riders from Atkinson Action Horses, heart stopping acrobatics from ex-World Motocross racer Jason Smyth and his Adrenaline Tour, the RAF Falcons Parachute team and a display starring the RAF’s Police Dogs.
For more information about the show, please visit www.royalcornwall.co.uk.
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