A new fairy king and queen have been crowned by Penryn’s mayor ahead of this year’s carnival.

Rhyse Jeffery was chosen as king, to be accompanied by queen Keeley Coggin, and there will also be two attendants Shannon Pierce and Gracie Glasby.

There were also competitions for Miss Pearly Teeth, won by Molly Truen, Miss Smiley Face, won by April Mountford, and Miss Bright Eyes, won by Dulcie Wynn Collins, as well as a parent and child lookalike contest won by Sylvie Collins, aged eight months, and her father Peter.

The competitions were judged by town mayor Beverly Hulme, councillor Cait Hutchings, and Saracen Award winner Julie Tucker, who also sponsored the cash prizes for the king, queen and attendants.

Councillor Mary May, who was in attendance, said: “All the competitions were well supported. It was a good atmosphere on the evening and all the runners up had sweets.

“We were pleased with the turnout and hopefully it’s pointing us in the right direction for Penryn Week and the carnival.”

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Fairy queen Keeley Coggin is interviewed by the judges

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