Royal guest is set for annual show

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Sophie, the Countess of Wessex is to visit this year’s Westmorland County Show.

Her Royal Highness will be among 27,000 people who are expected to flock to one off Britain’s largest agricultural events at Crooklands, near Kendal, on September 12.

Organisers said the visit would be the first of its kind in the 214-year history of the gathering.