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Final preparations for Royal Welsh Show

Final preparations are being made before the 2014 Royal Welsh Show gets underway at Llanelwedd, in Powys, tomorrow.

Organisers hope close to quarter of a million visitors are going to descend on the showground between Monday and Thursday.

Last year saw a new record attendance of 241,781. Visitors came from 40 different countries, and included new grandfather Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Organisers the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society say this year's show is going to be just as impressive.

The livestock classes and special awards have attracted an unprecedented 8,000 entries, and there will be more than 1,000 trade stands.

Displays will include the King's Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery, with six horses pulling First World War saluting guns, to commemorate the centenary of the conflict.


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.

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.

Where there's milk there's money for dairy farmers

One sector that's struggling at the moment is the Welsh dairy industry. Bu the number of farmers adding value to their products - making ice cream for example - is growing. Tom Sheldrick reports from the Royal Welsh Show.

Missed anything from the Royal Welsh?** **Catch all the highlights on 'The Show' tonight at 10.35 on ITV Cymru Wales.

Royal Welsh Show 2013 draws to a close

Charles and Camilla were at the show yesterday Credit: Matt Cardy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Its the final day of the 50th Royal Welsh Show today, with attendance this year at a high level.

Yesterday, the show had just over 71,500 visitors - the highest ever daily figure.

Tuesday was the second busiest Tuesday ever, with nearly 64,000 visiting the ground.

The four-day event started brilliantly in fantastic sunshine on Monday when the first day's attendance reached 53,642 - up by 5,000 on same day last year.

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