HRH The Duke of Gloucester to visit Great Yorkshire Show

 In 2023, GYS Press Releases


The Great Yorkshire Show is proud to welcome HRH The Duke of Gloucester on Tuesday 11th July.

The Show is delighted to be welcoming The Duke on the Tuesday which will be his first ever visit. HRH The Princess Royal visited in 2022 and King Charles III and The Queen Consort visited in 2021.

The Duke of Gloucester, who is a first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II, will be taken on a tour of the Show with the Show Director Charles Mill and HM Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire Mrs Jo Ropner.

Show Director Charles Mills said: “We are delighted to welcome The Duke of Gloucester to the Great Yorkshire Show for the first time and look forward to showing him some of the highlights including horses, cattle and the latest in farming technology.”

Also on Tuesday will be some of the industry’s top level leaders with MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee attending the Great Yorkshire Show.

The Chair of the cross-party Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Sir Robert Goodwill MP, and Committee members will launch a new report by the Committee on the merits and risks involved in species reintroductions in England.

TV presenter Adam Henson will then Chair a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for the farming sector. On stage will be Minette Batters, President of the National Farmers Union; Mark Spencer, Minister of State in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Sir Robert Goodwill, Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.

The Great Yorkshire Show celebrates the very best of farming, food and countryside, with some of the best animals in the country competing including national breed shows as well as machinery, food and first-class entertainment.


• 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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