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Queen Annapolisa Samantha Whynot (Princess Port Williams 2012) and Festival Crier, Windsor’s own Lloyd Smith, ham it up for the camera June 3 as the evening festivities came to a close.

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Last year’s Queen Annapolisa, Kelsey Carey, hugs Princess Hantsport Leah Price during the royal party visit June 3. Price was named Second Lady-in-Waiting.

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Zhara Acuna poses for a photo with Danielle Weir, Princess Windsor 2011. This little girl can’t wait to grow up to be a princess, just like Weir and Kate Grandy, Princess Windsor 2012.

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Kate Grandy, Princess Windsor and Miss Community Spirit 2012, snuggles with siblings Zhara and Sebastian Acuna who couldn’t wait to see the royal party arrive in Windsor June 3.

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Windsor’s deputy mayor Laurie Murley and West Hants’ deputy warden Gary Cochrane presented Kate Grandy, Princess Windsor and Miss Community Spirit 2012, with tokens of appreciation during the official royal visit June 3.

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Former Windsor princesses Emily Rafuse, left, Danielle Weir, far right, and Kelly Grandy, second from right, celebrate with Kate Grandy following the official royal visit to Windsor June 3. Refuse was Queen Annapolisa the 78th in 2010, Weir was Miss Community Spirit 2011, and Kelly Grandy was First Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Annapolisa in 2008. Kate Grandy, Princess Windsor 2012, was just named Miss Community Spirit 2012.

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Former Windsor princesses Emily Rafuse, left, and Danielle Weir, right, celebrate with Kate Grandy following the official royal visit to Windsor June 3. Refuse was Queen Annapolisa the 78th in 2010, Weir was Miss Community Spirit 2011 and Grandy was just named Miss Community Spirit 2012.

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Princess Windsor Kate Grandy (Miss Community Spirit) and her mother, Linda, burst out into laughter as a photographer tries to take a photo using their camera.

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Princess Windsor Kate Grandy (Miss Community Spirit) hugs her mother, Linda, as she thanks her for all of the help and guidance she has given.

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From left, Princess Hantsport Leah Price (Second Lady-in-Waiting), Princess Annapolis Royal Charla Gaudet (First Lady-in-Waiting) and Princess Windsor Kate Grandy (Miss Community Spirit) share a laugh during the official royal visit June 3.

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Const. Rob Archibald (from the RCMP’s Bridgetown detachment) escorts Queen Annapolisa the 80th Samantha Whynot (Princess Port Williams 2012) to the microphone at the Hants County War Memorial Community Centre June 3.

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Princess Windsor 2011, Danielle Weir, was the emcee for royal party visit to Windsor June 3.

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Kate Grandy, Miss Community Spirit and Princess Windsor 2012, waves to family and friends during the official royal visit to Windsor June 3.

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Queen Annapolisa’s First Lady-in-Waiting Charla Gaudet (Princess Annapolis Royal) shares a laugh with Princess Windsor, Kate Grandy, who was named Miss Community Spirit.

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Const. Rob Archibald (from the RCMP’s Bridgetown detachment) escorts Queen Annapolisa Samantha Whynot (Princess Port Williams 2012) into the Hants County War Memorial Community Centre June 3.

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RCMP escorts Const. Tyler Binns (from the RCMP’s Digby detachment), left, and Const. Rob Archibald (from the RCMP’s Bridgetown detachment), and the bus driver jest with Festival Crier Lloyd Smith as they arrive in Windsor June 3.

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Tori Lowthers, the 2012 Princess Windsor child attendant, poses for photos in front a Mermaid Theatre’s art display with Sam Brooks, the 2010 Princess Windsor child attendant, at the Apple Blossom Festival’s opening ceremonies May 30.

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Nico Castro and Clara Hodder, of the King’s-Edgehill School Cadet Corps, led the procession for the opening ceremonies of the Annapolis Valley’s 80th Apple Blossom Festival.

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The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, retired Brig.-Gen J.J. Grant, and his wife, Joan Grant, flank Rose Stevenson-Davidson, the Apple Blossom Festival president, while they sing O’Canada.

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Festival Crier Lloyd Smith was a busy man this past weekend, attending everything from the opening ceremonies of the Apple Blossom Festival in Windsor on May 30 to the coronation on June 1 and the Royal Party visits on June 3.

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Percy Paris, the province’s economic and rural development and tourism minister, brought warm wishes for a successful 80th Apple Blossom Festival.

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Queen Annapolisa 79th and Princess Hantsport 2011 Kelsey Carey helped kick off the 80th annual Apple Blossom Festival by cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremonies in Windsor May 30.

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The official ribbon cutting marking the beginning of the 80th annual Apple Blossom Festival was held May 30. Pictured, from left, are Percy Paris, the province’s economic and rural development and tourism minister, Queen Annapolisa 79th Kelsey Carey, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, retired Brig.-Gen J.J. Grant, Rose Stevenson-Davidson, the Apple Blossom Festival president, Windsor Mayor Paul Beazley, and Hants West MLA Chuck Porter.

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Rose Stevenson-Davidson, the Apple Blossom Festival president, thanks dedicated volunteers Sally Swanburg Wallace and Cathy Reid during the opening ceremonies May 30 in Windsor.

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Samantha Whynot, Princess Port Williams 2012, took time to speak with Apple Blossom Festival supporters following the opening ceremonies of the 80th festival May 30 in Windsor. Whynot was crowned Queen Annapolisa June 1.

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Some of the Apple Blossom royalty — those who were child attendants, princesses or queens — that attended the opening ceremonies took a few minutes to pose for a group photo. Pictured are, from left, back row: Natalie Frenette, Debbie Dewolfe-Scott, Pat Miller, Sherry Redden, Sarah-Anne Upshaw, Melissa Quinn, Shawna Burgess, Danielle Meuse, Kelly Grandy, and Emily Rafuse; front row: Grace James (who is not quite old enough to be a child attendant), Danielle Weir, Tori Lowthers, Kate Grandy, Lauren Galbraith, Audrey Goucher, Madison Crichton, Sam Brooks and Karen Rafuse. Flanking the group were Const. Tyler Binns (from the RCMP’s Digby detachment), left, and Const. Rob Archibald (from the RCMP’s Bridgetown detachment).

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Emily Rafuse, Queen Annapolisa 78th, visits with her cousin, Ella Hanson, following the opening ceremonies of the 80th Apple Blossom Festival. Rafuse was the emcee for the event.

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Emily Rafuse, Queen Annapolisa 78th, poses with Kate Grandy, Princess Windsor 2012 at the opening ceremonies of the 80th Apple Blossom Festival. Grandy was selected Miss Community Spirit on June 1.

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Princess Windsor 2012 Kate Grandy poses with the oldest surviving Apple Blossom Festival princess, Audrey Goucher, who was Princess Middleton 1937, at the opening ceremonies in Windsor May 30. Goucher now calls Windsor home.

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An excited child attendant Isabelle Lawrence was joined by Carla Price, mother of princess Hantsport Leah Price, at the princess tea, hosted at the Waterville fire hall. Isabelle is the daughter of Sharon Walsh and Jeff Lawrence.

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Young Sophia Dorman posed with Princess Wolfville Allison Kennie (left) and Princess Windsor Kate Grandy at the Children’s Parade June 2.

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Princess Windsor speaks to the crowd gathered at the coronation ceremonies.

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Princess Hantsport Leah Price is congratulated by Queen Annapolisa LXXIX Kelsey Carey, last year's Princess Hantsport.

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Queen Annapolisa LXXX is 19-year-old Samantha Whynot, Princess Port Williams. Pictured is Whynot being crowned by Sir Graham Day and Queen Annapolisa LXXIX, Kelsey Carey, of Hantsport.

Highlights from the 80th Apple Blossom Festival

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