Hanwell Carnival has chosen its three VIPs to lead the 2016 procession.
The new Queen is Lovely Vaid, princess is Holly Fitzgerald-Munro and Alex Chudek was crowned prince.
The judges – Mayor of Ealing Councillor Harbhajan Kaur Dheer and consort Councillor Ranjit Dheer, Councillor Joanna Camadoo and former carnival queen Jo Evans – had a tough job deciding between the applicants at the selection event in Hanwell Community Centre on Sunday 24 April.
The mayor said it was a very difficult decision and paid tribute to the organisers of Hanwell Carnival.
Ms Camadoo said: “There was a great range of candidates, all very enthusiastic.”
Prince Alex, who attends Oaklands Primary School in Hanwell, said: “I’m looking forward to the parade and waving to all the people.”
The eight-year-old is a real community champion and loves Hanwell for its “nice people”.
Holly, eight, who lives in West Ealing and is a pupil at St Mark’s Primary in Hanwell, is “looking forward to seeing all the people smiling”.
She goes to carnival every year and is a big fan of the dog show.
The new queen is no stranger to Hanwell Carnival – beautician and mother-of-two Lovely Vaid has been part of our royal family before.
Mrs Vaid, 31, from Greenford, said: “I like to help the community. I really enjoyed the day and wanted to be involved in carnival again.”