Two Royal visitors will attend the 2014 Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate this July.
HRH The Countess of Wessex will be at the show on Tuesday, July 8, while HRH The Princess Royal will attend on Wednesday, July 9.
This year’s show begins on July 8, two days after the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France passes Harrogate and Knaresborough en route to Sheffield from York.
It will be the first time that The Countess has attended whilst The Princess Royal has been a guest on several occasions, the last time being in 2010.
Bill Cowling, Honorary Show Director 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 show takes place at the Great Yorkshire Showground on the edge of Harrogate and around 135,000 visitors are expected to attend.
This will be the 156th Great Yorkshire Show. HRH The Prince of Wales is the Patron.
HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall attended the Great Yorkshire in 2011 and prior to that, Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh visited in 2008.
Tickets for the Great Yorkshire Show are available either on line - www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk or call 01423 541222 or from the Show’s office at the Regional Agricultural Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.