KATE Middleton might have her eyes set on becoming the Queen but for three girls in Hayes, the crowning moment has already arrived.

Lauren Dabin, 12, has been crowned Hayes May Queen, Amelia Porter, 8, is the Hayes Village May Queen while the title of Hayes Common May Queen went to Ellie Bardell, 11.

The ceremony in Hayes, which traditionally marks the start of spring, saw around 100 people turn out for a parade through the high street on Saturday followed by a party at Hayes Village Hall.

News Shopper: Hayes celebrates crowning of three May Queens

News Shopper: Hayes celebrates crowning of three May Queens

News Shopper: Hayes celebrates crowning of three May Queens

Navy cadets from nautical training corps band TS Endeavour, based in Croydon, led the march through the village.

Hayes May Queen Lauren, who goes to Hayes School, said: “It was really good fun, it means a lot to me being crowned May Queen.”