Join Carnival Royalty!

Fancy being a member of the royal family?

Well you could well be if you enter to be a member of the Astwood Bank Carnival Royalty for 2018.

Applications are now open until the 27th April 2018 for Carnival Queen, Carnival Prince, Princess and Rosebud. Unfortunately no applications beyond that date can be considered. Application forms can be found at

To be eligible for the role of Queen you need to be aged between 12 and 18 and live within 10 miles of Astwood Bank, you also need to be available for an informal interview with some members of the Carnival Committee on the 4th May.

Although the application date for Carnival Royalty Prince, Princess and Rosebud is the same, the ‘interview’ process is very much focussed on a talent competition. Whether that is sport, dancing, playing a musical instrument, or reading a poem, all talents are very welcome at the Talent event on 5th May at Astwood Bank First school. To be eligible for the role Prince, Princess or Rosebud you must either live in Astwood Bank, or attend school or a club in the area. Potentially Princes and Princesses must be aged between 7 and 11, and budding Rosebuds must be aged 5 to 7 years old.

Winning applicants will be pampered on the day of Carnival (July 14th) where you will lead the procession around the village in a horse drawn carriage. You will also be expected to attend a small number of other occasions that the Carnival Committee organises throughout the year.

Vicky Johnson who is leading on anointing this year’s royalty said “Finding Royalty is always great fun, we always look forward to meeting all of our applicants, and wish everyone great success. Being a member of Carnival Royalty is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we are so pleased to be able to offer this again this year.