A RETINUE counting Batman and a rogues gallery of comic book characters among their number escorted Rhyl’s royal family for the town’s 127th annual Carnival

Hundreds turned out in the "glorious" summer sun for the event, taking in a parade featuring floats, balloon art and a dog show at Coronation Gardens.

Marking their second year at the event, the parade - which was led by Rhyl RNLI and their inshore lifeboat - was joined by the Rhyl Comic-Con cosplayers

Lauren Tomlinson-Roberts, assistant queen's matron and Supergirl in the parade said: "The weather was glorious, it was very hot and perfect for a carnival.

"The event has been a constant for more than 100 years, and its just great to see people of all ages in Rhyl turning out to support us on the parade and at Coronation Gardens for another fantastic year of fun."

The community celebration - which was organised by Rhyl May Day Committee and began on Wellington Road -was led by a regal flotilla of extravagant floats, carrying this year's Rhyl royal family including May Queen Charlie Ellen and her entourage, including Rhyl Cymru Petals Dixie and Carly, Rhyl Cymru Rose Grace-Leigh, Rhyl Rosebud Emily and Rhyl Prince Joseph.

At the gardens, there was face-painting and fairground rides, as well as the dog show with the top prize of 'Dog of the Day' being won by Tia, and eight year old Rottweiler.