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He was a pearly king from a long line of pearly kings, and today, Brian James Hemsley from Crowborough in Sussex was given a suitably glittering funeral. Fellow Kings and Queens from across London went to commemorate his life.
David Johns reports, speaking to Pearly King, Pat Jolly; David Hemsley, Brian's son; and Carole Jolly, a Pearly Queen.
Pearly Kings and Queens from London are gathering in Tunbridge Wells for the funeral of Brian Hemsley.
Mr Hemsley, who was from Crowborough, was known as the Pearly King of Tunbridge Wells.
His funeral is taking place at Tunbridge Wells Crematorium.