Carnival success for Exmouth royals

Exmouth Carnival’s Royal Family is celebrating after achieving unprecedented touring success.

The family – consisting of Queen Chloe Browne and Princesses Jamie-Leigh Browne and Amy Proil - was assembled to take part in this year’s Exmouth Carnival, using a float decorated by local businesses.

They expected their parade through the streets to be a one-off but, after the carnival, they were approached to take part in processions in Honiton and Ottery St Mary.

They went on to win second prize in Honiton before winning Best Visiting Royalty, Best Overall and Best Attendants in Ottery St Mary.

Caroline Quartly, mother of Chloe and Jamie-Leigh, said: “The girls did really well – it was brilliant for them to represent Exmouth as a Royal Family.

“I phoned the carnival committee chairman to tell her and she said she couldn’t believe it, as Exmouth hadn’t won anything in years. We’d like to thank all the businesses who helped, particularly Catwalk 09 for lending us a �200 dress for Chloe.”

Despite the family’s success, it appears their carnival tour will be a one-off, as they have been unable to find storage for the float.

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Caroline said: “I don’t think we’re going to be able to keep the float as we can’t find anywhere to store it.

“We were going to donate it to Exmouth Carnival but they’ve got nowhere to keep it, which is a shame.

“The girls would definitely have liked to do it again next year.”