Carnival sisters’ royally good year

Chloe Broom is crowned Honiton carnival queen 2012 with her sister Kayleigh as a princess. Picture b

Chloe Broom is crowned Honiton carnival queen 2012 with her sister Kayleigh as a princess. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 3753-42-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to and click on myphotos24 - Credit: Archant

The former carnival queen and princess of Honiton look back on their reign last year.

As the search continues for Honiton’s new carnival royalty, the former queen and princess have been reflecting on their reign last year.

Sisters Chloe and Kayleigh Broom say they had an enjoyable year and wanted to give someone else the chance to take on the role and represent the town.

Previous carnival queen Chloe, 10, said: “I really enjoyed seeing my friends and travelling to places I had never been before. It was really good. It made me feel really special and proud to represent Honiton.”

Her sister Kayleigh, aged seven, added: “My favourite part was giving out the awards and seeing all my friends and waving at them on carnival night.

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“I loved the pretty dresses. It was a lot of fun.”

When asked what words of wisdom the siblings would pass on to the next carnival queen and princess, Kayleigh said: “You have to smile a lot and remember to wave.”

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Prior to the carnival circuit beginning, Kayleigh says she practised her royal wave to perfect her technique.

She added: “Remember to wrap up warm and wear leggings, thick socks and gloves. Remember when throwing out sweets to throw them out quite far because sometimes they go in the road.”

Entrants must be of school age or above and available most Saturday evenings throughout the carnival season, which starts at the end of August.

To apply, entrants must say why they would like to be part of the Honiton carnival royal family and represent Honiton.

Nominations must be in writing to Honiton and and District Carnival Committee and sent to Mrs Jenny Allen, 7 Littletown Road, Honiton, by June 30.

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