MEET Boston borough’s newly-crowned Jubilee Queen and Princess.
A panel of judges selected the two gracious winners following a compeition run by the Boston Standard, in conjunction with Boston Borough Council.
Crowned as Jubilee Queen is 18-year-old Zonnita Haw, with the Jubilee Princess tiara going to 10-year-old Eve Tointon.
The Standard caught up with the girls to hand them their sashes and ask them how it felt to be selected for such an honorable royal role.
Zonnita, of Ingelow Avenue, said: “I was just shocked but really ecstatic. I had just been in the final for the Miss Lincolnshire title on Friday but didn’t win because I was just so nervous speaking on stage.”
Zonnita said that since appearing in The Standard as part of the Jubilee comptition, she has already been offered a job modelling for a charity catwalk show in Boston.
Zonnita said: “I think being Jubilee Queen will be a great experience and a real confidence boost for me as I want to go on to pursue a modelling career.”
“The bonus thing about modelling is I’m not expected to talk,” she laughed.
For young Eve, she hopes that playing the role of Jubilee Princess, will be like experiencing a real-life fairytale and a chance to meet the community.
“I was really shocked to have won,” said Eve, of Tower Road.
“I think it’s something that I will like doing as I like to walk around and greet people, but I think I might be a bit nervous on the day.”
Eve’s proud family said they are looking forward to seeing her as Princess on the day.
Brother Ben, seven, said: “I will be shocked, but proud.”
Both Zonnita and Eve will now represent the borough in a Picnic in the Park, in Central Park, on Bank Holiday Monday, June 4.
The date will feature a full programme of entertainment to mark 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, with Zonnita and Eve taking pride of place at the head of the festivities and formally declaring the day open.
As part of the winning prize, both Jubilee Queen and Princess will get a magnificent makeover courtesy of Salon Alchemy, sitauted in Oldrids; dresses and tiaras to wear for the day, provided by Westlands, of Boston; and a red, white and blue flower posey each to carry, provided by Tina’s Tributes, of Dolphin Lane.