HRH Princess Royal, patron of the Royal Three Counties Show, will open this year’s momentous event on Friday 17 June.
HRH Princess Royal will be in attendance to inaugurate the opening ceremony of the show featuring the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery. She will also be presenting the Three Counties Agricultural Society Long Service Awards.
Ken Nottage, CEO of the Three Counties, said: “We are thrilled to welcome HRH Princess Royal to the showground once again. It is an immense privilege to have her continued support of the Royal Three Counties Show. Her involvement has greatly contributed to the show’s position as one of the country’s premier livestock events, alongside elevating the show to its Royal status, a title of which we are extremely proud. This is the first year for many years that HRH Princess Royal has been able to join us due to the fortunate timings of the Trooping of the Colour and we’re delighted. This year is to be a spectacular year for the Royal Three Counties Show and we cannot wait to share what is shaping up to be our best show yet.”
HRH Princess Royal will begin proceedings for the Royal Three Counties Show by launching the opening ceremony. The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will be a pinnacle moment of the ceremony as they dominate the Main Arena with their world-famous musical drive.
Offering the only opportunity to be seen outside of London in 2016, the King’s Troop will perform each day in the Main Arena of the landmark agricultural show. In the month of the Queen’s Official 90th Birthday, The Band of the Queen’s Division will also provide live musical accompaniment to the magnificent displays.
Within her role as President of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, HRH Princess Royal will also present the Three Counties Agricultural Society Long Service Awards. The annual awards acknowledge employees of members of the society who have completed 30 years or more of continuous service to agriculture and horticulture. The awards are an integral part of the societies long standing heritage.
The Royal Three Counties Show will take place from Friday 17 June until Sunday 19 June 2016. Tickets are now on sale. Advanced adult tickets are priced from £18 and from £16 for Three Counties members. Family and childrens tickets are also available and tickets can be purchased on the gate.
For information on ticket prices and further information on the show, please visit www.threecounties.co.uk/threecounties or call 01684 584900.