The Prince of Wales came face to face with a Northumberland owned prize bull when he visited the Great Yorkshire Show.

Prince Charles met 1,550kg Hereford bull Moralee One Rebel Kicks, owned by Tom and Di Harrison from Stocksfield, Northumberland, at the event.

He was later told it was “good luck” when he trod in a cow pat while inspecting a show of South Devon Cattle.

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

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

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall joined thousands of visitors at the agricultural show - a key event in the farming calendar - in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

The show was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Charles is patron of the event and he was due to meet farming experts, look at livestock and see some of the 2,000 stalls at what is England’s biggest agricultural show.

Charles was given a warm welcome by a horse-trader during his walkabout at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Father-of-six Red Lee Smith spotted the prince and gave him a booming hello as he walked by.

The gypsy from Dublin is currently staying in Doncaster and told Charles he was visiting the show with his family.

After asking: “Can I get a photo with Mr Charles?” Mr Smith told the prince: “You’re looking well.”

Charles replied: “Not too bad - yourself?”

As they parted Mr Smith wished him “God bless”.

Afterwards, Mr Smith said: “He’s all right. I’ve met him before. I’ve met Harry a few times too.”