The annual Royal Cornwall Show kicked off today in Wadebridge. Princess Anne was there on the first day of the famous rural event.
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Princess Anne will be among the thousands of visitors at the opening day of The Royal Cornwall Show today. She last visited the agricultural event back in 2008.
She will have a busy programme of engagements, covering many different aspects of the show. The princess is also attending the annual general meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, of which she is president.
Hit by bad weather last year, organisers are hoping for a bumper year helped by the predicted sunny forecast. The event features thousands of trade standes, animal shows, a steam fair and entertainment.
The gates have opened at this year's Royal Cornwall Show. Held near Wadebridge since 1960, the three-day agricultural event attracts more than 100,000 visitors each year.
The annual Royal Cornwall Show opens in Wadebridge today.
The 3 day show is an important event for the county's farmers and rural community.
Last year it was hit by bad weather, but this year the visitors should be able to enjoy a sunny showground.
The Royal Cornwall Show has been selected as the launch pad for a drive to boost the number of people visiting the Isles of Scilly.
It starts with the Isles of Scilly Pavilion at the Royal Cornwall Show – the first time the islands have exhibited there under one roof.
The 60 inch by 40 inch wooden building will be decorated on the outside. Inside there will be a range of exhibitors, grouped under six themes.
– David Meneer, Show Co-ordinator
It will be an oasis of blue and white; a veritable seascape contrasting with the stunning greens of Cornwall. We are designing it so it will certainly stand out from the crowd,” said Truro-based
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Day two of the Royal Cornwall Show is underway despite strong winds and heavy showers. Organisers say a virtually full programme of entertainment will take place in the main ring and all main sections will be up and running.
Yesterday, sheep had to be evacuated from their marquee which was closed yesterday because of waterlogged ground and high winds.