Special visitor makes show’s opening day a Royal occasion

The Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh, Councillor Tim Morrow welcomes HRH Princess Anne to the Balmoral Show.
The Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh, Councillor Tim Morrow welcomes HRH Princess Anne to the Balmoral Show.

HRH Princess Anne made it a Royal occasion as she delighted the thousands of visitors who attended the opening day of this year’s Balmoral Show.

The Royal visitor was welcomed to the 150th annual show by Fionnuala Cook, Vice Lord Lieutenant of County Down, Councillor Tim Morrow, Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Mayoress Hilary Morrow and Cyril Millar, President of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society.

Hilary Morrow, Mayoress of Lisburn & Castlereagh, greets HRH Princess Anne on her arrival at the Balmoral Show. Pic by John Kelly

Hilary Morrow, Mayoress of Lisburn & Castlereagh, greets HRH Princess Anne on her arrival at the Balmoral Show. Pic by John Kelly

Princess Anne visited several exhibitions including the Ulster Bank marquee and the Women’s Institutes (WI) marquee where she met Collette Craig, Chairman of the Federation of Women’s Institutes, and her enthusiastic team.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State Karen Bradley MP was among the visitors to the show on Thursday, May 17.

The Balmoral Show takes place at Balmoral Park, Maze until Saturday, May 19.

Diane Dodds MEP, Arlene Foster MLA, Nigel Dodds MP, Karen Bradley MP (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland), Cyril Millar (President of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society) and Alan Crowe (Chief Executive of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society) pictured at the Balmoral Show on Thursday, May 17. Pic by John Kelly

Diane Dodds MEP, Arlene Foster MLA, Nigel Dodds MP, Karen Bradley MP (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland), Cyril Millar (President of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society) and Alan Crowe (Chief Executive of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society) pictured at the Balmoral Show on Thursday, May 17. Pic by John Kelly