CORONATION celebrations were in full swing at Solihull’s Marie Curie hospice.
Patients, loved ones, staff and volunteers came together to mark the historic moment with an afternoon tea party.
Maria Haughey, deputy head of operations said: “It was wonderful to mark the coronation and connect and spend time with one another.
“When the King was the Prince of Wales, he opened the Marsh Lane site which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in June.
“This afternoon was our way of celebrating his ascension to the throne and we send our very best wishes to his Majesty and Queen Camilla.”
MEANWHILE veterans at the Royal Star and Garter had a long weekend of celebrations and parties.
Residents at the Tuddor Coppice home in Solihull not only marked the coronation but also VE Day.
On Saturday, residents gathered to watch the service together in communal areas, before tucking into a celebratory lunch of fish and chips wrapped in newspaper.
The Bank Holiday Monday coincided with VE Day, and saw more entertainment and celebrations take place with Army veteran Brian attended the Royal British Legion Shirley branch’s Commemorative Service of Remembrance.
The Royal Star and Garter’s director of care, Pauline Shaw, said: “I’m delighted we were able to celebrate this special and historic occasion with our residents.
“They have a deep love and affiliation for the royal family, and it was important for them that they could be part of the national festivities.
“The fact that VE Day fell during the long weekend made everything that little bit more special for us.”