Coronation day at Loose Valley Care Home

Our Loose Valley Care Home residents and staff came together for King Charles III coronation day.

Many residents remember this day for Queen Elizabeth, and now a new reign for King Charles, who was just four years old when his mother had her coronation in 1953.

In the week leading up to the day, our ladies and gents joined in with coronation themed activities, including art and craft afternoons when we enjoyed making and decorating golden crowns adorned with jewels and royal cards.

We decorated our reception, lounge and conservatory with Union Jack flags, golden crowns and red, white and blue pom-pom wreaths. We also had cardboard London buses, a red phone box and a display of balloons in red, white and blue with splashes of gold.

Our tables were laid out with crown centre pieces and golden crowns with jewels and all our residents were presented with a booklet and golden crown pen as a souvenir of the day. Even Billy our cat got patriotic and sat on a red throne with his pom-pom collar!

We watched all the proceedings on the television, from leaving Buckingham Palace in the regal coach on its journey through the streets of London to the arrival at Westminster Abbey.

The crowing and hymns were all uplifting and it was wonderful to see the couple emerge in their robes and crowns and enter the royal golden coach pulled by six horses (Windsor greys). Even though it was a wet day, it didn’t dampen the spirits, only the Bear skins on the soldiers’ heads!

Royal lamb stew was on our lunch menu for the day and our residents were able to continue to watch the coronation during lunch. Coronation cupcakes were on our London bus stand to have with a cuppa.

What a magnificent day!