Princess Royal to Visit 163rd Show

 In 2022, GYS Press Releases

The Great Yorkshire Show organisers are delighted to announce that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will be a special guest at the 163rd show in July.

The Princess Royal has visited the show a number of times, most recently in 2014 and in 2018.

As Patron of the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society and of the Shorthorn Society of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, The Princess Royal will attend the Bicentenary Celebration at the Great Yorkshire Show on Tuesday 12 July.

This is a very special year for the Society, with 200 Shorthorns cattle coming to the Showground to celebrate the 200 years of the Shorthorn Breed.

The Tuesday will be the celebration day of the breed with a celebration parade in the Show rings, awards, and special presentations.

Wednesday evening there will be a celebration dinner held in the Pavilions of Harrogate and on Thursday the National Show of Dairy Shorthorns will take place.

Charles Mills Show Director said: “We are honoured that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will be visiting the Great Yorkshire Show and I shall be proud to accompany her throughout. This will be a very special year for the Shorthorn breed and a what better way to mark the anniversary than with a visit from their patron and a wonderful Royal visitor.”

The farming and countryside showcase is expected to welcome 35,000 visitors a day over the four days to see competitive classes, ranging from cattle to international show jumping to cheese.

The event features a host of country skills, such as fly fishing, an extensive Food Hall showcasing regional produce as well as a GYS Stage with farming celebrities for the first time ever.

The Great Yorkshire Show has become a four-day event after a raft of changes were implemented at the 2021 show due to Covid 19 regulations.

The show will run from Tuesday 12 July to Friday 15 July, 2022.


  • The Great Yorkshire Show is England’s premier agricultural event, organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS), a registered charity supporting rural Yorkshire.
  • YAS supports and promotes the farming industry through health care, business, education and scientific research.
  • The Society is supported by its family of businesses including Fodder, Yorkshire Event Centre, Pavilions of Harrogate and the Harrogate Caravan Park as well as events Great Yorkshire Show and Springtime Live.
  • Businesses and events held at the Great Yorkshire Showground in 2019 contributed £73.7 million to the economy.


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HRH Princess Anne visiting the Great Yorkshire Show in 2014

HRH Princess Anne visiting the Great Yorkshire Show in 2014

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