MyVueNews.com July 15, 2019
Basseterre, St. Kitts, Monday, 14, 2019 (MyVueNews.com) – Already the tributes have started to pour in, since word broke this morning, that former Queen of Carnival, Aurelie Buchanan-Browne, had died.
Some reports state that the Kittitian beauty had been ailing for some time and was hospitalized.
It is believed that Buchanan had fallen victim to cancer and was in serious condition as her ailment evolved into stage four of the dreaded medical condition.
The tributes have all focused on her inspiring personality and infectious smile. No doubt, these were some of the qualities that helped her to capture the St. Kitts & Nevis National Carnival Queen Pageant title in 1977.
In that year, she became the sixth person to be honoured with the title, following other pageant pioneers like, Hazel Brookes, (1971), Louvina Bertie, (1972), Marguerite Arthurton, (1973), Jennifer Evelyn, (1974), and Annette frank, (1976).
Aurelie eventually became part of a unique piece of pageant history.
While she won the crown in 1977, her younger sister, Caroline (Buchanan), also captured the same title, five years later, when in 1982, she too became Miss National Carnival Queen.
This was the first, and remains the only occasion, when two sisters won the carnival Queen pageant.
The former queen was married to Orlando Browne. During the 1980s and 1990s she worked in the Department of Tourism and at one point was one of the key personnel in the Product Development Department of the tourism body.
She was also known to be a model for many designers and a small entrepreneur.
She was previously married to well-known Kittitian musician, Adrian Lam of Toucan Sounds and formerly Toucan Band.