Princess Anne will open the Royal Three Counties Show next month, a society she is Patron of.
The Queen’s daughter will open the show on June 17th. The show itself runs from June 17-19th.
Three Counties chief executive, Ken Nottage, said: “We are thrilled to welcome HRH Princess Royal to the showground once again. It is an immense privilege to have her continued support of the Royal Three Counties Show.
“Her involvement has greatly contributed to the show’s position as one of the country’s premier livestock events, alongside elevating the show to its Royal status, a title of which we are extremely proud. This is the first year for many years that HRH Princess Royal has been able to join us due to the fortunate timings of the Trooping of the Colour and we’re delighted.
“This year is to be a spectacular year for the Royal Three Counties Show and we cannot wait to share what is shaping up to be our best show yet.”
Along with attending the show’s opening ceremony, Her Royal Highness will present the Three Counties Agricultural Society Long Service Awards. These annual awards acknowledge those employees or members of the society who have been providing 30 or more years of continued service to agriculture and horticulture.
The event at Malvern has a royal feel to it. The main attraction of the show will be a performance by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery. This is the only time this year when this troop will make an appearance outside London when it will perform its world-famous musical ride.
The troop isn’t the only royal musical attraction that will travel to the show. The Band of the Queen’s Division will provide live music alongside the displays.
The Royal Three counties show features a farming village where over 3,000 exhibits of the finest livestock in Great Britain will compete. There is also an Equine village, a village showcasing a country feel as well as the attractions in the main arena.
The show first began in the 1790s. Instead of taking home a cash prize, winners originally took home goblets instead.