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Bumper crowds were back today enjoying Sandringham Flower Show in the royal parkland, the first one held in three years.

The highlight was of course the traditional visit by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall who were blessed by dry weather.

The royal couple, Charles and Camilla, arrived at around 11am and met exhibitors, checked out the entries in the flower and produce classes and visited some of the charity stands.

Sandringham Flower Show. visit by the Duchess of Cornwall, parasol. Photo: Adam Fairbrother
Sandringham Flower Show. visit by the Duchess of Cornwall, parasol. Photo: Adam Fairbrother

The main arena programme began at 11.15am and included a gundog display, the Bolddog Lings motorcycle display team, a World War 1 Cavalry of Heroes parade, Norwich Pipe Band and The Lamb National.

There was also around 200 trade stands, many with a horticultural theme, military band music, children's entertainment and refreshments.

Sandringham Flower Show. visit by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Photo: Adam Fairbrother
Sandringham Flower Show. visit by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Photo: Adam Fairbrother

Adding some colour since 2013, staff from the borough council public open space grounds central team have designed displays, supplied plants and created floral beds at the Royal Marquee, around the bandstand, in the horticultural society marquee and pedestrian entrance at St Mary Magdalene Church.

Sandringham Flower Show, Duchess of Cornwall military. Photo: Adam Fairbrother
Sandringham Flower Show, Duchess of Cornwall military. Photo: Adam Fairbrother
Sandringham Flower Show. visit by the Prince of Wales with dog. Photo: Adam Fairbrother
Sandringham Flower Show. visit by the Prince of Wales with dog. Photo: Adam Fairbrother
Sandringham Flower Show. the Duchess of Cornwall with flowers. Photo: Adam Fairbrother
Sandringham Flower Show. the Duchess of Cornwall with flowers. Photo: Adam Fairbrother

Cllr Brian Long, cabinet member for corporate services, said: “Thousands of people attend the annual flower show at the royal estate and our team do a fantastic job adding such beautiful displays to the show.”



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