Royal Norfolk Show Announces Royal Visit

11/06/24

The Royal Norfolk Show is delighted to announce that it will host His Royal Highness (HRH) The Duke of Edinburgh at this year’s show on Thursday 27 June.

HRH, who has a long association with the Royal Norfolk Show, will spend the day meeting exhibitors, stewards and show goers from across the county. As part of his tour of the showground HRH will have the opportunity to engage with many of the organisations promoting the work of young people in Norfolk, including the Education areas, performing arts, as well as the livestock and equestrian competitions.

The Duke will also meet with many of the Young Diamonds taking part in a mass tribute event in the Grand Ring.

“We are thrilled once again to be welcoming HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to our show,” said Mark Nicholas, RNAA Managing Director. “His Royal Highness is a champion of young people and we are delighted that he will be supporting the Show theme of Young Achievers.”

HRH last visited the Royal Norfolk Show in 2014, when, as the Earl of Wessex, he held the role of President.
























HRH Prince Edward meets members of Norfolk Scouts and Guides at the 2014 Royal Norfolk Show
Photo credit: Andy Davison

Online tickets for this year’s show are on sale now from the Royal Norfolk Show website www.royalnorfolkshow.co.uk

Free car parking is once again available this year when tickets are bought in advance online. The Show is a fundraising event for the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association and helps support its charitable outputs.

For further press information please contact Peter Joyner at Shorthose Russell on Tel: 01603 706560 or email: PeterJ@thissrl.co.uk

About the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association

The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) is a registered charity, founded in 1847 to promote the image, understanding and prosperity of agriculture and the countryside, primarily through its hosting of the Royal Norfolk Show, the UK’s largest two-day county show, which attracts around 80,000 visitors every year. 

The RNAA is also home to the Norfolk Showground, a 150-acre event site, featuring landscaped parkland and a 3000 sqm arena and events centre. 

For more information on the RNAA visit www.rnaa.org.uk

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