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Radlett girl becomes princess for the weekend in visit to town's twin, Louveciennes, for Festival of Flowers
A 18-year-old from Radlett became a princess for the weekend when she travelled to Radlett’s Twin Town of Louveciennes, near Versailles in France, to accompany the local Queen of the annual Festival of Flowers.
Each year a local girl is chosen to be the Maid of Honour or Princess to accompany the local Louveciennes girl who is the "Queen" of the Festival, which takes place during the third weekend in September.
Olivia Salmon was accompanied by princesses from the town's other twins, Meersberg in Germany and Vama in Romania.
Each year the festival includes a parade of floats decorated in thousands of fresh flowers parading through the centre of the historic town which was home to impressionist painters and the artisans and gardeners who maintained the nearby Palace of Versailles.
Olivia said: "The music played, the children skipped and laughed and the whole occasion had a lovely community feel.
"It was such a pleasure and privilege to represent the twinning with Radlett and play such a fun role in their annual Fête des fleurs."
Chairman of Radlett's Town Twinning association, Clive Glover, who also visited Louveciennes for the event said: "The whole weekend was a fantastic display of the local community spirit with events such as a giant Lotto game, classic car event and a magnificent firework display as well as the parade.
"We all felt privileged to be invited to this event."
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