THE Great Yorkshire Show welcomed a special visitor as Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal stopped off to help celebrate the event’s 160th anniversary.

Princess Anne was shown around the grounds by show director Charles Mills on Wednesday.

It was not the first time the Princess Royal has visited the show and she was last hosted at the event in 2014.

The farming and countryside show is expected to have welcomed about 130,000 visitors over three days by the time the gates close this afternoon.

As part of the event, primary school pupils were invited to take part in a vegetable box competition, with the winners announced as youngsters at Richard Taylor CE School in Bilton.

And the supreme dairy champion was also named as Ayreshire heifer Willowfields Winnie II.

The show closes at 6.30pm on Thursday, July 12.