Prince of Wales will be guest of honour at this year’s East of England Show
HIS Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales will be the guest of honour at this year’s East of England Show.
He will visit the show on the opening day, Friday July 6, and will tour a variety of rural and environmental stands.
The Prince will also present a number of awards, including long service prizes, the farm business awards and an award to the apprentice of the year.
Prince Charles is patron of the British Horse Loggers, who will be part of The British Festival of the Working Horse, which has its debut at the Show this year.
The East of England Show is the region’s premier country show, and the event at the East of England Showground will offer three days of packed events and entertainment, based primarily around a country theme.
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The show also hosts the East of England Championship Dog Show, which has attracted over 7000 entries and is the second most important show in the calendar after Crufts.
Among the rural highlights of the show is the Festival of the Working Horse and an entire section on heritage and conservation projects, with demonstrations of rural craft skills including dry-stone walling.
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The show will also include an open air concert featuring former finalists from the X Factor.
Show committee chairman Andrew Riddington said: “This is the biggest rural event in the local calendar and celebrates everything that is great and good about the countryside. We are absolutely delighted that its standing as a major event has been further enhanced with news of Prince Charles’ attendance.”
The Prince of Wales last attended the Show in 2001. A painting of his visit hangs in the Society’s boardroom at the showground.
As a farmer himself, The Prince of Wales cares deeply about the British countryside and the welfare of those who live and work in it.
The Prince’s belief in the importance of the family farm in agriculture has led him to initiate a number of initiatives to help readdress the problems faced by communities in the countryside including The Prince’s Countryside Fund
For more information please visit http://www.eastofenglandshow.co.uk/