The Prince and The Duchess celebrate the return of Notting Hill Carnival

The Prince and The Duchess have celebrated the return of Notting Hill Carnival, having not taken place since 2019 due to the pandemic, at The Tabernacle in West London.

Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed by stilt walkers, performers in extravagant outfits and musicians playing the famous steel pan.

On display outside were sculptures made from wire frames and chicken wire by artist Carl Gabriel, including his 8-ft-tall head and shoulders creation of The Queen wearing a crown, which formed part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.

In 1966, the first outdoor festival took place in Notting Hill after Rhaune Laslett, a local resident and social worker, organised the celebration for local children. Today, it is Europe’s biggest street event.