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Princess Anne is visiting North Yorkshire this morning
Princess Anne will take the salute as the Royal Corps of Signals exercises it's freedom of the town of Richmond for the first time in 50 years.
The 250 soldiers from 2nd Signal Regiment and 21 Signal Regiment both based in York, 22 Signal Regiment based in Stafford, and 309 Signal Regiment based in Nuneaton, will enter the Market place in the town led by the band of the Royal Armoured Corps. Two soldiers will receive medals from Princess Anne, one for operational service and the other for campaign service.
The Royal Corps of Signals will then march through the town with weapons and fixed bayonets. The Princess Royal will then take the salute.
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Bill Cowling is show director and says it will be a first in more ways than one.
The Great Yorkshire Show starts today celebrating the region's rural heritage. Thousands of visitors, including the Countess of Wessex and the Princess Royal are expected at the three day event, with record entries of livestock.
There'll be spectacular equestrian displays, and a new land train.
Parts of the Royal Navy's largest-ever aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, were built in the North East of England.
The vessel, which was formally named by the Queen herself in Fife, is 72,000 tonnes and 932 feet long. She was built in sections around the UK and shipped to Roswyth to be put together.
A&P Group, in Hebburn South Tyneside built her flight deck, which is the size of five football pitches.
Some of the steel used to make up the vessel was also built at plants in Hartlepool and Skinningrove, on Teesside.
It has been announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the Tour De France Grand Depart in Yorkshire next month.
The world's most iconic cycle race starts in Leeds on 5 July before making its way through North Yorkshire.
The 93rd birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh will be celebrated in York today when soldiers from the Army's "Yorkshire Gunners" will fire a 21-gun Royal Salute over the River Ouse from Museum Gardens.
The task will be carried out at 12 noon by 5th Regiment Royal Artillery, a Regular Army unit from Catterick.