The residents of Cedar Lodge had a fabulous weekend celebrating the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
Like a lot of the country, we tuned in on the Saturday morning to marvel at the ancient crowning ceremony. We loved the pageantry of the event, and enjoyed reminiscing about the last coronation ceremony that a lot of our residents had watched way back in 1953, where the crowning of the monarch was televised for the first time. We particularly enjoyed the music too – such as pre-ceremony music from the Monteverdi choir and English Baroque Soloists, Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance and of course not forgetting Handel’s majestic ‘Zadok the Priest’.
In fact, we enjoyed music throughout the holiday weekend. On the Sunday we bopped around to fan favourites such as Lionel Richie and Take That during the Coronation Concert. Meanwhile on the Bank Holiday Monday, we hosted a coronation party that kicked off with live music from the ever talented Kevin Spittle!
For the Coronation Party, staff decorated the dining room with reams of Union Jack bunting, whilst the tables were drawn together so residents could sit family style to enjoy a special Coronation Tea. Sandwiches, scones, sausage rolls and cake that was fit for a King were all on the menu.
Residents then toasted the King and Queen’s health over a flute of champagne and took part in special coronation games. Let’s hope throwing novelty sticky ears onto Kings Charles’ likeness won’t be counted as treason!