TORONTO, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall today officially opened the 87th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. While The Prince was presented with a basket of all things Canadian, including Ontario-made honey; Her Royal Highness was presented with a Western saddle for her grandchildren.
Immediately after the Opening Ceremony, Prince Charles and Camilla embarked on a tour of The Fair and spent time exploring various agricultural exhibits. While Prince Charles visited sheep and cattle displays, Camilla was amused by the President's Choice SuperDogs and sampled local apple cider and fudge. Her Highness also purchased wool socks and mittens as souvenirs.
"The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and The Royal Family have a longstanding history, so we were overjoyed with today's visit by Prince Charles and Camilla," said Bill Duron, Chief Executive. "To the delight of both farmers and Royal spectators, The Royal Couple was extremely gracious and reveled in the kindness of Canadians. In fact, of all their Canadian stops, Prince Charles and Camilla decided to spend the most time at The Royal."
The Royal Agricultural Fair's weekend line-up is fit for a King; with new country band The Road Hammers performing on Saturday, November 7th at 7:30 p.m., while the Canadian Show Jumping Championships take place in The Ricoh.
On Sunday, November 8th The Ontario Toyota Dealers Royal Rodeo takes place at 1:00 p.m. Barrel racing, rodeo clowns, bareback and bronco riding will thrill adults and children alike.
Running through to November 15, 2009, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair showcases innovations in food and agriculture, thousands of livestock animals, and dozens of the world's top equestrian horses and riders.
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