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24 Flawless Notting Hill Carnival Queens In 2016

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30/08/2016 10:23

Notting Hill Carnival sees the streets of west London filled with the feather crowns and bejewelled bikinis of our dreams, and the 2016 festivities did not disappoint.

Held every August bank holiday weekend since 1966, the two-day party has its roots in the Caribbean carnivals of the early 19th century, which were held to celebrate the abolition of slavery.

Scroll down to see some of the flawless queens who shimmied along the streets at the 50th Notting Hill Carnival:

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    LONDON, UK - AUGUST 29: A carnival dancer seen along the parade route Over a million people took to the streets of west London for the world's second largest carnival on August 29, 2016 in London, England. Notting Hill Carnival which takes place during the August Bank holiday has been an annual event since 1959 then as an indoor event organised by Claudia Jones. In 1966, the event went outdoors when Russ Henderson led a steel band through the streets of Notting Hill. (Photo by David Mbiyu/Corbis via Getty Images)
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