The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall to Attend Royal Cornwall Show

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall sign a young boy's plaster cast during their visit to Lincoln Farmers Market in Christchurch, on the seventh day of the royal visit to New Zealand, 2020


Friday 10th June 2022

As The Prince of Wales celebrates 70 years as Duke of Cornwall, His Royal Highness Patron, the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, will attend the Royal Cornwall show accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall who is Vice President of the show. Their Royal Highnesses will meet staff, stewards and exhibitors, and undertake a tour of the stands and the showground. 

On arrival at the showground, The Lord-Lieutenant Colonel Edward Bolitho, will introduce Their Royal Highnesses to Sir Ferrers Vyvyan, Chairman RCCA, and Mr Christopher Riddle Secretary RCAA both of whom will escort Their Royal Highnesses around the showground.

Mr John Willis will make a presentation of a gift to His Royal Highness to mark the 70th anniversary of His Royal Highness becoming Duke of Cornwall.

Their Royal Highnesses will start their tour of the show by visiting organisations that support the rural community including the Addington Fund, The Farming Community Network and Forage Aid area.

Their Royal Highness will then visit the President’s Suite where they will sign the visitors’ book before continuing separate tours.

His Royal Highness will visit the Duchy of Cornwall exhibition which depicts aspects of work undertaken on The Duke of Cornwall’s estate. This years’ display provides an introduction to some of the exciting projects underway across the Duchy of Cornwall and information about their vision of ‘Sustainable Stewardship.

The Duchy will be highlighting some of the important initiatives that they are involved in; how they are building communities, fostering the spirit of enterprise and sharing their journey towards Net Zero whilst enhancing the natural environment.

Her Royal Highness will visit the Dog Show and the Flower Show before, as Patron of the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust she visits their stand, while His Royal Highness will visit the Countryside Arena before taking a seat at the Main Ring to watch the parade of Cattle, Sheep and Goats and presenting the Livestock Inter-Breed Championship Trophies.

Their Royal Highnesses will visit the Food and Farming Pavilion before departing.

The Royal Cornwall Show  

The Royal Cornwall Show is an annual celebration of the very best in Cornish agriculture, food and heritage, and has been running since 1793. The three-day show, this year taking place from 9th – 11th June, is expected to attract around 120,000 visitors, after what would have been 3 years away due to the pandemic.  

The Prince of Wales has been Patron of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association (RCAA – the organiser of the event) since 2002, and Her Royal Highness has been Vice President since 2011.  

His Royal Highness made his first visit to the Show in 1970 and has made regular visits over the past 50 years, the last being in 2018, when he was accompanied by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. 

The Royal Cornwall Show this year takes place the week after the Platinum Jubilee celebrations and also marks 70 years since His Royal Highness became The Duke of Cornwall. To celebrate this, many of the Show Sections are putting on special competitions in relation to this.  

The RCAA have commissioned a local potter to create a special pitcher to commemorate His Royal Highnesses’ time as the Duke of Cornwall. Local materials have been used to create the piece and it will depict Cornish animals and agriculture

Floristry students from nearby Duchy College have created a special bouquet, made from local flowers, to present to Her Royal Highness.  

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