Anne and Sophie get up close with livestock at county show

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The Princess Royal (left) and the Countess of Wessex (Owen Humphreys/PA) (PA Wire)
The Princess Royal (left) and the Countess of Wessex (Owen Humphreys/PA) (PA Wire)

Royal sisters-in-law the Princess Royal and the Countess of Wessex have paid a joint visit to the Westmorland County Show in Cumbria

Anne and Sophie were seen exploring the stalls at the event in Crooklands on Thursday.

Anne and Sophie at the Westmorland County Show (Owen Humphreys/PA) (PA Wire)
Anne and Sophie at the Westmorland County Show (Owen Humphreys/PA) (PA Wire)

The Westmorland County Show – founded in 1799 – is the one of the oldest agricultural shows in the country.

Sophie was introduced to some of the livestock including the large champion Hereford bull, complete with its winning rosettes.

The Countess of Wessex views the champion Hereford bull at the Westmorland County Show (Owen Humphreys/PA) (PA Wire)
The Countess of Wessex views the champion Hereford bull at the Westmorland County Show (Owen Humphreys/PA) (PA Wire)

Anne was pictured laughing with her hosts as she viewed some of the bulls at the showground.

The princess and the countess sheltered under an umbrella together at one stage.

Anne laughs as she views the bulls at showground (Owen Humphreys/PA) (PA Wire)
Anne laughs as she views the bulls at showground (Owen Humphreys/PA) (PA Wire)

The show was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, but has returned with the first two-day event in its history,

Visitors have been divided between Wednesday and Thursday to limit numbers and prevent any spread of Covid.

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