Royal visit for Cornwall Show

Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Royal Cornwall Show on the opening day

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are to make an official visit to the three-day Royal Cornwall Show next month.

The royal couple – who are joint presidents of the show this year – will be welcomed on the first day – Thursday June 10.

It will be Her Royal Highness’s first visit to the show. For The Duke of Cornwall – who became patron of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association in 2000 – this will be his sixth visit.

His Royal Highness first visited in 1970 and was last at the show in Wadebridge in 2002.

This is an auspicious year for a visit in that it is 50 years since the Association’s Wadebridge showground became the show’s permanent home. And this will be the 51st show to be staged there.

Their Royal Highnesses will tour some of the show together but will also conduct separate tours. During the visit The Duke of Cornwall will officially open the new sheep shearing building.

Chairman of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, Jonathan Coode, welcomed the royal couple’s involvement. He said: “We see it as a very great honour and we are delighted that Their Royal Highnesses both agreed to become joint president for 2010.

“Their Royal Highnesses take a great deal of interest in Cornish affairs and we are so pleased that they are honouring us in attending the show this year.”