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King Harry takes starring role in Truro City of Lights 2012

From 14 November 2012

Annual parade in Cornwall's Truro a huge success with King 'Harry' playing a leading role.

Truro City of Lights 2012 once agains dazzled, amazed and wowed thousands of on lookers who came from across Cornwall to line the streets of the capital.

The annual event heralds the start of the Christmas season and sees a parade of handmade lanterns wind there way through Truro to the joy of the watching crowd.

This year's theme was 'Kings and Queens' a saw a spectacular array of royalty, from the Queen of Hearts to Neptune, lead the parade.

The star of the show was a larger than life King 'Harry' (Henry VIIth) that was sponsored by the King Harry Ferry and the National Trust's Trelissick Garden.

Made in just two weeks, King Harry got into the groove and had the crowd in raptures with his range of dance moves with children even calling out to him to do the 'Gangam Style!'

King Harry (the lantern) will soon be making his way to Trelissick and plans are being put in place for him to make an appearance and a crossing on the King Harry Ferry.

See all the photos from City of Lights 2012 >