LOCAL farmers rubbed shoulders with royalty at the Royal Cornwall Show last week.
Arthur and Debbie Walters from North Hill with their dairy champion chatted to Prince Edward at the show on Friday (pictured). It was the Earl of Wessex’s second visit to the show.
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: “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 HRH The Prince of Wales as our patron.”
For further coverage of the show, see pages 6, 7 and 8 of this week’s Post.