Norfolk's biggest summer event has announced it will have a special royal visitor later this month.

The Duke of Edinburgh will be joining tens of thousands of people at the ever-popular Royal Norfolk Show.

Prince Edward, who has a long association with the RNS, will spend the second day of the event on Thursday June 27 meeting exhibitors, stewards and showgoers.

As part of his tour of the showground, the Duke will have the opportunity to engage with many of the organisations promoting the work of young people in Norfolk, including the Education areas, performing arts, as well as the livestock and equestrian competitions.(Image: Andy Davison)

The Duke will also meet many of the Young Diamonds taking part in a mass tribute event in the Grand Ring.

Benjamin Atkinson and his Action Horse Team will perform at the 2024 Royal Norfolk ShowBenjamin Atkinson and his Action Horse Team will perform at the 2024 Royal Norfolk Show (Image: Atkinson Action Horses)

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Mark Nicholas, RNAA managing director said: "We are thrilled once again to be welcoming HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to our show. 

“His Royal Highness is a champion of young people and we are delighted that he will be supporting the Show theme of Young Achievers.”

On top of the royal appearance this years show has promised to feature 700 trade stands, more than 3,000 animals, Norfolk's biggest food and drink experience, and a Grand Ring schedule ranging from Cossack horse stunts and RAF parachutists to top-class show jumping competitions and a Shetland Pony derby.

(Image: Mike Harrington)

Online tickets for this year’s show are on sale now from the Royal Norfolk Show website . Free car parking is once again available this year when tickets are bought in advance online.

*Don't miss the EDP on Wednesday June 12 for a 100-page Royal Norfolk Show guide.