Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, has confirmed his attendance at the Royal Cornwall Show in June.

Prince Edward

Prince Edward

The 53-year-old royal will make his second visit to the festival later this year as he attends the second day of festivities on June 9, where he intends to include as many of the show's key elements as possible.

Royal Show secretary Christopher Riddle said in a statement that the show would no doubt be a memorable day for Prince Edward, and said he was "pleased" to be able to welcome royalty to the event.

He said: "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."

Prince Edward made his first visit to the Royal Cornwall Show in 2007 where he was supposed to be accompanied by his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, but she was unfortunately unable to attend the event due to ill-health.

Sophie did, however, make a two-day visit to the show in 2014 when she made an appearance on behalf of Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, of which she was the president.

The Royal Cornwall Show runs from June 8 to June 10.


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