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Azalea Festival Queen's Coronation takes place in historic downtown Wilmington

The Queen’s Coronation took place Wednesday afternoon at the Port City Marina. (Source: NC Azalea Festival) The Queen’s Coronation took place Wednesday afternoon at the Port City Marina. (Source: NC Azalea Festival)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

The Queen’s Coronation took place Wednesday afternoon at the Port City Marina.

The event started at 3 p.m. and the pier was filled with community members, the Azalea Festival celebrities, and 132 Azalea Belles.

Many of the Azalea Belles said they were honored to be a part of the ceremony.

“It was really fun to pick out my dress,” said Azalea Bell Emma Issacson. “There were so many options.”

Governor Pat McCrory crowned the Azalea Queen, Anna Kooiman.

Festivities surrounding the Azalea Festival will take place throughout the weekend.

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