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Royal guest at this year's Royal Norfolk Show

PUBLISHED: 07:21 26 June 2019 | UPDATED: 07:23 26 June 2019

The Earl of Wessex (left) and the Countess of Wessex during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA

The Earl of Wessex (left) and the Countess of Wessex during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA

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The Royal Norfolk Show will have a royal president in attendance today - following in the footsteps of her husband.

HRH The Countess of Wessex officially opened Churchill Park School, King's Lynn. PHOTO: IAN BURTHRH The Countess of Wessex officially opened Churchill Park School, King's Lynn. PHOTO: IAN BURT

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, will be in attendance at the annual county showcase.

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She will be taking on the role fulfilled by her husband Prince Edward in 2014, who was the show's last royal president.

While in attendance she will carry out a packed programme of visits and presentations across the showground.

Countess of Wessex  © Royal Household / Bagshot Park 2008.Countess of Wessex © Royal Household / Bagshot Park 2008.

Greg Smith, chief executive of show organisers the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA), said: "We are very honoured to have The Countess of Wessex as our president for 2019.

"Her Royal Highness already has a strong association with agricultural shows and is currently patron of the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations, so I know she is very much looking forward to finding out more and supporting the work we undertake in the county."

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