Royal Welsh Show 2013

The Royal Welsh Show has drawn to a close, after a 50th year at its base in Llanelwedd. 71,500 visitors came through the gates on Wednesday, making it the busiest day ever. The Prince of Wales was also there, talking about his new grandson.

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Royal Welsh record breaker

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the show. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Organisers of The Royal Welsh Show say it's celebrated 50 years at Llanelwedd with a record number of visitors.

241,781 people went to the four day event with 1000 from 40 different countries.

Organisers say the royal couple's attendance swelled numbers. Credit: Matt Cardy/PA Wire

The Prince of Wales sent a message of thanks to the Royal Welsh Society for the warm welcome they received.

The show is said to generate around £40m a year.

'World-wide interest' in this year's Royal Welsh Show

The Prince of Wales views livestock in the show ring at this year's Royal Welsh Show Credit: Matt Cardy/PA Wire

More than 960 visitors from 40 countries signed in at the International Pavilion at the Royal Welsh Show this week.

The largest number of visitors from a single country - 157 - came from Holland, where there is strong interest in the Welsh Mountain Pony and Cob breeds.

This was followed by Ireland with 139 visitors and Germany with 103.

Seventy-six people came from New Zealand and 75 from Australia, along with a delegation from China which was there to learn more about agricultural research and development.

But as not every visitor signed in at the International Pavillion, organisers say the true figure could be even higher.

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In pictures: ITV at the Royal Welsh Show

The Kangaroo Kids put on a great show in the main ring, in front of our building. Credit: Lee Smith
The Hawker Hurricane flyover is a popular feature of the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd. Credit: Lee Smith
Summer was one of many people who got a chance to sit on our news set. Credit: Samantha Hendy

The winner of our competition at the Royal Welsh Show is: Rhian Thorne from Port Talbot.

Rhian has won a pair of tickets to an X Factor live show in 2013.

Royal Welsh Show sets new overall attendance record

The crowds flooded in to the Llanelwedd showground all week.

A new record number of visitors went through the gates for the Royal Welsh Show this year.

The official attendance for the four days has been confirmed as 241,781 - that is 682 more than last year's total of 241,099.

On Wednesday, when new grandfather the Prince of Wales visited, crowds of over 71,500 made it the busiest single day ever.

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Send us your Royal Welsh pictures

ITV Cymru Wales would like to see your best photos from the Royal Welsh Show. Credit: PA

Our cameras and reporters have been busy capturing events at the showground over the last few days - and we'd love to see your pictures, and perhaps feature some of them here on our website.

You can send them to: wales@itv.com

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