Fleet Carnival Princess this year is 10-year-old Jo Smith,who attends Heatherside Junior School in Fleet.

Jo was chosen last Friday from among 76 candidates at a selection disco held at Crookham Memorial Hall. She said her favourite subjects are art and design technology, and she loves swimming and football. Jo is a member of Fleet under 10's football club and she would like to be a hairdresser when she leaves school.

Her deputies are 10-year-old Georgina Templeton and Lauren Davey. Georgina attends Velmead Junior school, loves netball, gymnastics and maths and would like to be a doctor. Lauren, aged 9, is from Ashford primary school. Art & maths are her favourite subjects and she also loves horse riding.

The three judges were: Mrs Maureen Aubrey, a technical support specialist,; Mrs Lisa Ingram Smythe, proprietor of a party plan company; and Mr Stuart Aberdeen, a financial services director.