Search for the Bognor Regis carnival queen is underway

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A carnival queen is being sought to put the regal in Bognor Regis.

The town’s monarch will head the annual procession along the seafront on July 8.

The search is also on for carnival princesses to join her on the big day.

Bognor’s town councillors will be staging the carnival, with its Olympics theme, for the fourth year. They would like the queen and princesses to add a royal presence to the occasion.

Sue Holmes, the council’s head of street scene and leisure, said the diamond jubilee was the perfect time to find the town’s own queen.

“The queen should be a young woman who is confident and outgoing and keen to represent the town.

“They should also be willing to represent the town at various events during the year as well as being aware of the importance of the carnival to the community,” she said.

“It is also a chance for them to represent the young people of Bognor and give them a voice.”

The carnival queen must be 16-plus. Her princesses can be between 8-15. The closing date for entries is May 18. Candidates need to be available for the judging at the town council’s Big Lunch in Hotham Park on June 3 during the jubilee weekend.