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Royal Cornwall Show
7:22am 8th June 2012
(Updated 7:22am 8th June 2012)
So are you ready for the show?
It is the first day of the biggest event in the Duchy's calendar.
Last year, 127 thousand people visited the Royal Cornwall Show; the second-highest total on record.
This year, livestock entries are up and slots for trade stands sold out months ago.
Boss Chris Riddle tells us it is more important than ever: "Times are tough for a lot of people. The pound in the pocket is perhaps being hung on to a little more than it is sometimes. I think the show is regarded as very, very good value for people. It's a great day out and it's very much part of people's calenders, both here in Cornwall and from far afield".
Among the events on show at Wadebridge over the next few days, 30ft quad bike jumps and for the first time, live polo.
Among the visitors, the Shadow Agriculture Minister.
He will be tackled by Cornish farmers, wanting to make sure that supermarket regulator has teeth and warning small farms are facing a struggle to survive.
Colin Christophers is a dairy farmer at St Allen: "We can survive, but can we reinvest for the future? That's the problem. Whoever your milk buyer is, milk prices at the moment are on a downward trend.
Camilla is also visiting.
The Duchess of Cornwall has been chatting to producers and exhibitors at the Wadebridge ground.
7:22am 8th June 2012
Five year old Bee Coode presented the posy and mum Clarey says it has been a great experience: "Bee was very excited, a little bit nervous, but she handed over the posy and did a curtsey and the Duchess said 'Thank you very much' and in she went. I think Bee is very proud to have done it, especially with the Jubilee last weekend. I think she suddenly is realising what royalty is all about and we've seen Camilla on the telly over the last few days so yes, very exciting".
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