BEAUTY queen Bonnie Hiller was given a lavish send-off by hundreds of friends and family.

Bonnie, a former Miss Colchester and Miss East Anglia, was killed in a car crash on June 21, aged 27.

Six white horses with bright pink feathers on their heads pulled a carriage with her coffin to St Luke’s Church, in Tiptree, followed by a procession of 12 silver Rolls Royces.

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Mourners were joined by residents in the village, who stopped to watch the cortege pass.

There were so many guests, the 100-seat side room at the church was full and more people stood in the churchyard to listen to the service on a speaker system.

Read the full report in today's Gazette.