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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.