The Great Yorkshire Show has announced a royal guest is to attend its show.

The 163rd show, which will take place in July, will include a special guest appearance from The Princess Royal.

As Patron of the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society and of the Shorthorn Society of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, The Princess Royal will attend the Bicentenary Celebration at the Great Yorkshire Show on Tuesday, July 12.

Charles Mills Show Director said: “We are honoured that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will be visiting the Great Yorkshire Show and I shall be proud to accompany her throughout. This will be a very special year for the Shorthorn breed and a what better way to mark the anniversary than with a visit from their patron and a wonderful Royal visitor.”

The farming and countryside showcase is expected to welcome 35,000 visitors a day over the four days to see competitive classes, ranging from cattle to international show jumping to cheese.

The Great Yorkshire Show has become a four-day event running from Tuesday, July 12 to Friday, July 15.