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Sandringham Flower Show cancelled for second year running



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The Sandringham Flower Show has been cancelled for the second successive year.

Thousands of people traditionally flock to the summer spectacle on the royal estate, which is regularly attended by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

But organisers have today announced their decision to call off the 2021 show, scheduled for July 28, because of the "enormous uncertainty still surrounding all matters to do with the Covid-19 pandemic".

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall greet the crowds at the 2019 Sandringham Flower Show. Picture: Matthew Usher.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall greet the crowds at the 2019 Sandringham Flower Show. Picture: Matthew Usher.

In a statement published on the event's website, show chairman David Reeve said: "While we are all desperately sad not to be returning to the Showground this year as we had hoped to do, we do not feel that we can mount the Show while still protecting the welfare of our visitors, exhibitors, competitors and volunteers.

"We hope that the easing of the Covid-19 pandemic over the course of 2021 will allow us to welcome everybody back in July 2022."

The announcement follows the imposition of a new national lockdown on Monday, amid the surge in coronavirus cases.



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