The 2023 Holsworthy Carnival royalty has been chosen by a panel of judges.  

A panel comprising of the Mayor of Holsworthy, Cllr Nigel Kenneally, the Holsworthy pretty maid, Bronte Stevens, her mother, Di Stevens and the mothers of last year’s carnival royalty, Emma Gerry and Amy Dare.  

The 2023 carnival, set to be held on November 18, will not have a carnival Queen this year, but instead will feature a joint carnival Princess and carnival Prince.  

This year’s Holsworthy Carnival will not feature a traditional Carnival Queen, but instead will have a joint carnival Princess and Prince.  

A spokesperson said: “We have now chosen our Carnival Royalty for 2023. The Carnival will be on 18 November. 

“The Royalty were selected by an independent panel of Judges on September 8. The panel was made up of Holsworthy Major (Nigel Kenneally); Holsworthy Pretty Maid (Bronte Stevens); Di Stevens (Bronte’s mother); Emma Gerry and Amy Dare (the others of last year’s Royalty). 

“We will not be having a Carnival Queen this year – but we will have a joint Carnival Princess and Carnival Prince.” 

This year’s carnival Prince is four-year-old Reuben Bloor, who attends hedgehog class at Clawton Primary School.  

His favourite lesson is PE and any outdoor activities. Young Reuben’s hobbies and interests include riding his tractor and bikes, visiting his grandparents, watching Bluey and Spiderman on TV and going to soft play.  

His parents describe him as outgoing, caring to others and really helpful to his mummy and daddy as well as others. He is full of smiles, with everyone saying he is always smiling, has just started primary school and already getting certificates for achieving good things in class.  

Accompanying Reuben is this year’s carnival Princess, seven-year-old Trixy Geary. Trixy attends Holsworthy Primary School, is in year three and loves attending school, where she is very creative and loves nothing more than a cardboard box, scissors and glue.  

Puzzles are another interest of Trixy’s as well as painting by numbers. Her other interests include horses, which she has gained a knowledge of online and hopes to start riding lessons. A girly-girl, Trixy enjoys dressing up and doing her make-up while at home where she has two brothers, ten-year-old Alfie and four-year-old Ollie.