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Duchess of Cornwall to visit Royal Bath and West Show

The Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Royal Bath and West Show on May 28th, the opening day of the 151st show.


The Royal Bath and West Show is the only four-day agricultural show in England and will take place from May 28th to May 31st at the Showground in Shepton Mallet.

The Duchess of Cornwall is president of the Royal Bath and West of England Society which stages the event.

Run by the Royal Bath and West of England Society, The event is an agricultural show for the West of England and is held every year at its permanent venue at Shepton Mallet.

Founded in 1777 by a group of philanthropists led by Edmund Rack, the society aims in encouraging agriculture, arts, manufacture and commerce. The first show was held in 1886 on Durdham Down in Bristol.

Every year a member of the Royal Family attends the show, 2008 saw the Princess Royal visit while 2009 saw both the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in attendance. Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother have both attended in the past.

In 2010, The Countess of Wessex became the new Vice Patron of the Royal Bath and West Society.

“We are delighted HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will be coming to this year’s Royal Bath and West. It will be her second visit to the show in the past few years and we are looking forward to showing the best that the West Country has to offer in terms of agricultural development, livestock, food and drink,” commented Alan Lyons, show manager.

The 2010 Royal Bath and West show featured a performance from the Red Devils Parachute Display team. Events at this years show will include the Squibb Freestyle Motorcross arena stunt show, The Devils Horsemen and the annual British Cheese Awards.

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