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Earl of Wessex to visit the Royal Cornwall Show

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex will make his second visit to the Royal Cornwall Show in June.

The visit will take place on the second day, Friday 9th June and it is hoped that the visit programme will include as many of the show’s key elements as possible.

The Earl made his first visit to the show in 2007. He was due to be accompanied on that visit by his wife, the Countess of Wessex, but unfortunately she was unable to attend on the day due to ill-health. The Countess did however visit the show over two-days in 2014 when she was President of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association.

The Earl of Wessex, born in 1964, is the youngest child of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. He is a full-time working member of the Royal Family and supports Her Majesty in her official duties as well as undertaking public engagements for a large number of his own charities.

The Earl’s work has a particular focus on the development of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, from which he has taken over many responsibilities from his father.

He also works on behalf of a number of charities and organisations, particularly those connected with providing opportunities for young people.

Royal Cornwall Show secretary, Christopher Riddle, said the show would no doubt give His Royal Highness another memorable day and a warm Cornish welcome.

“We are very pleased that the Earl of Wessex will be coming to the show. I am sure he’ll enjoy touring our showcase of the best that Cornwall and the region has to offer, and in particular, our local agriculture and food industry.

“It is with great pride that the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association receives such frequent and interested support from the whole Royal Family, with of course His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales as our patron.”

The Royal Cornwall Show runs from 8th – 10th June, for full details please visit www.royalcornwall.co.uk.

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Steve Michell
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