Prince of Wales swarmed by chanting children at Royal Norfolk Show

  • "You're the most vocal children I've ever met" - the Prince of Wales meets chanting children at the 2023 Norfolk Show.

The Prince of Wales was swarmed by chanting schoolchildren as he made a surprise appearance at the Royal Norfolk Show.

Prince William dropped in to the two-day agricultural show at the Norfolk Showground near Norwich on Thursday.

Schoolchildren chanted his name before he greeted them with high-fives and fist bumps and stopped for photos.

"You're the most vocal children I've ever met, including my own", he joked as he worked his way through the noisy and ecstatic local children.

Prince William high-fives school children at the Royal Norfolk Show Credit: ITV News Anglia

The future King presented the Queen’s prize to the champion goat and her exhibitor on the second day of the UK's largest two day agricultural show.

Earlier on, he saw a former air ambulance colleague from his time with the East Anglian Air Ambulance between 2015 and 2017.

Recognising doctor Neil Berry, William joked ‘oh Lord!’, adding that there were “some familiar faces”.

Dr Berry, 46, estimated he had been on between 10 and 50 flights with William.

“I said 'we miss you, it would be good to have you back',” said Dr Berry, speaking afterwards.

“He said ‘I miss you guys too, I hope everyone’s well’.

“He would love to do stuff like that but he’s obviously got bigger roles that he needs to do.

“It’s great that he got the opportunity in the first place.”

Dr Berry added that William is a “brilliant guy" and a "brilliant pilot”.

The Prince of Wales arrived mid-morning, greeting organisers and meeting workers from East Anglia's Children's Hospices - the charity of which his wife the Princess of Wales is a patron.

He also met guide dog charity workers and local scouts and guides.

The Norfolk Show features around 700 businesses and more than 3,000 animals and livestock.

  • The Prince of Wales meets charity workers, scouts and police at the 2023 Norfolk Show.

It claims to provide a £20m economic boost to Norfolk every year, showcasing the best the county has to offer.

On the first day of the show, TV choirmaster Gareth Malone led a singalong for more than 3,000 school children.

Last year Princess Anne was the show's special royal guest.

At previous shows, royal visitors have included the late Queen, King Charles when he was the Prince of Wales, and Prince Harry.

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