HRH The Countess of Wessex set for Royal Cornwall Show visit

HRH The Countess of Wessex set for two day Royal Cornwall Show visit

Countess of Wessex


This year’s Royal Cornwall Show will have double the Royal flavour with news that Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex will make a two day visit to the event which takes place on the 5, 6 & 7th June at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, near Wadebridge.

As President of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association (RCAA) in 2014, The Countess will fulfil a full programme of visits and presentations across the Showground during her visit on the first two days of this year’s show.

This will be the first visit to the Royal Cornwall Show by Her Royal Highness, but not her first visit to the Showground. In 2013 The Countess was made President Elect at the RCAA Annual General meeting and opened the new Exhibition Hall and in March following her appointment as President for 2014, hosted a reception at the Pavilion Centre.

Former President, Colonel Edward Bolitho, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall and this year’s Deputy President will assist Her Royal Highness with her official presidential duties during the show. Speaking of the show, he said:

“It is up there with the best and is still a farming show – one that attracts large numbers of non-farmers as well.

“I am pleased to play my part in something that is so very special for Cornwall and which is so well respected.”

The Royal Cornwall Show has been fortunate to have a number of Royal visitors over the years, with Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attending in 2000, the year when HRH The Duke of Gloucester was President and also visited, and a two day visit by HRH The Princess Royal in 1993.

Christopher Riddle, RCAA Secretary, is thrilled about the planned Royal visit.

“We are delighted to welcome The Countess of Wessex on her first visit to the show with the added good news that she is able to attend for two days.

“The Countess informed us at the President’s reception that she has a good track record in bringing fine weather to the Shows she has attended in the past and a repeat of the glorious Cornish sunshine that bathed last year’s show would be very welcome!”

With less than four weeks to go until show time, months of planning behind the scenes will soon come to fruition. Three show days bursting with things to see and do are set to attract an expected attendance of around 120,000 visitors. Livestock and equine entries are buoyant, with the cattle, sheep and pig sections entries close to record levels.

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