HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Great Yorkshire Show today (13 July, 2011). The Prince of Wales is Patron of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, which organises the event.
The show is no stranger to royal visitors. Most recently HRH The Princess Royal was welcomed last year, and Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh spent a day at the event in 2008.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall last visited the show in 2006. Historically royal visitors have included HRH Prince Albert who toured the event in 1848, HRH The Duke of York, who later became George VI, and HRH The Duchess of York were guests of honour in 1951, and in 1972, HRH The Duchess of Kent became the Society’s President for the year.