The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society has played a leading role in the development of agriculture and the rural economy in Wales for over a century, since its formation in 1904.
Today our work includes providing support for business, social welfare and education in rural communities, and the organisation and staging of our ever-popular society events; the Smallholding and Countryside Festival, the Royal Welsh Show and the Winter Fair.
The 150 acre Royal Welsh Showground is open all year round. We host an array of exciting events set against the spectacular views of the Welsh countryside.
The Showground boasts many different venues catering for a variety of occasions such as weddings, business meetings, conferences, concerts, exhibitions and much more.
The RWAS is delighted that Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal will visit this year’s Royal Welsh Show, on the second day of the event, Tuesday 19th July 2022.
Having first visited the Royal Welsh Show back in 1981, The Princess Royal is one of many members of the Royal family who are regular visitors to the Society’s events.
The Society’s Royal connections go back to 1907 when, three years after the foundation of the society, King George V, the then Prince of Wales, became Patron, followed by King George VI in 1936. The Queen took over the role in 1952 and remains our Patron to this day.
Joining us on the second day of the event, this will be The Princess Royal’s sixth visit to the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd, after last visiting in 2014 for the Winter Fair.
RWAS Chief Executive, Steve Hughson said; “We are extremely excited to welcome HRH The Princess Royal back to the Royal Welsh Show, re-enforcing our strong links to the Royal family and our Patron Her Majesty the Queen.”
Princess Anne will arrive on Tuesday morning and will proceed with a tour of the Royal Welsh Showground, escorted by the Show Director, Richard Price. During the visit, she will present several awards to those who have given outstanding service to the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.
The Society is honoured to welcome The Princess Royal back to the Royal Welsh Show, and we look forward to her much anticipated visit next week.
The Royal Welsh Show begins on Monday 18th July and runs for four days, with a full 12-hour programme of competitions, attractions, trade stands, and Main Ring displays. For more information about the event visit the RWAS website.