Current track



Current show

The 70’s At 7!

19:00 20:00

‘I told him it was luck!’: Prince Charles steps on cow pat at country show

Written by on 15/07/2021

The Prince of Wales was told it was good luck after he trod in a cow pat at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Charles was inspecting some South Devon cattle at the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, when he stepped in a dollop of bovine manure.

Anne Tully, from Brixham, Devon, was judging the show and told him: “I told him that was luck, that’s what we always say.”

The prince, who attended the show with his wife Camilla, then came face to face with champion 1,550kg Hereford bull Moralee One Rebel Kicks, owned by Tom and Di Harrison from Stocksfield, Northumberland.

The source of the bovine waste has not been identified
Image: Prince Charles had the privilege of meeting bovine royalty Moralee One Rebel Kicks at the show

Mr Harrison said afterwards: “I could have talked to him for an hour.

“He is very knowledgeable and I would have liked to have bought him a pint.”

More on North Yorkshire

Prince Charles visited the show days after revealing some of his favourite tracks, including Givin’ Up, Givin’ In by The Three Degrees.

The prince said the track used to give him “an irresistible urge to get up and dance”.

Camilla didn't step in any dung but did bump into a shirtless man at the show in North Yorkshire
Image: Camilla didn’t step in any dung but did bump into a shirtless man at the show in North Yorkshire

Speaking on a pre-recorded hospital radio show to be aired at noon today, dedicated to volunteers of the Hospital Broadcasting Association, Prince Charles said the American soul music trio performed the 1970s hit at his 30th birthday.

Other tracks on his 13-strong list include La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf, Upside Down by Diana Ross, The Voice by Eimear Quinn, The Click Song by Miriam Makeba, You’re A Lady by Peter Skellern, La Mer by Charles Trenet, Bennachie by Old Blind Dogs, Lulu’s Back In Town by Dick Powell, and They Can’t Take That Away From Me by Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Tros Y Garreg/Crossing the Stone by Catrin Finch and Tydi a Roddaist by Bryn Terfel.

 Sky News

© Sky News 2020

Tagged as