Earl and Countess of Wessex Attend Opening of 80th Annual Kent County Show

  July 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm by

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Despite the threat of rains, the annual Kent County Show opened today. The event was even more exciting this year, due to the visit from royalty. The Earl and Countess of Wessex arrived at the showgrounds at 10:00 this morning, where they were greeted by farmers and royal fans. The Wessexes were welcomed by George Jessel, the Deputy Lieutenant and Chair of the Kent County Agricultural Society.

According to a report from Kent Online, Mr. Jessel gave the royal visitors a tour of the Kent Showgrounds. They also met with farmers and handed out awards for long-time service in farming to Hazel Spicer, Adrian Smith, John Roberts, and Gil Applin. The Wessexes were then treated to a Young Farmers club livestock show, and the Why Kent Farming Matters display area, according to Kent News. The Young Farmers club show at Kent is the largest Young Farmers show in all of Europe.

The Kent County show runs from July 17-19. For more information about the show, please visit this website.

To read about, and to discuss, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, please visit this this thread.

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