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Nursing home celebrates QEII’s Jubilee … and it’s so impressive!

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 06/04/22

Some creative and hard-working staff members turned the senior care home into Buckingham Palace for the day, with some fantastic results.

Royal fans have been treated to some impressive pomp and circumstance during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. However, a seniors’ facility in England really pulled out all the stops to mark the occasion for their elderly residents.

On the morning of their jubilee celebrations, the seniors were told to “dress to impress.” Unbeknownst to them, their regular cafe had a complete makeover, with gilded paintings, a throne, swathes of velvet, and of course, some beautiful bone china.

The seniors were treated as kings and queens for the day, with staff members dressed up as the Queen’s Guard just to add a further regal touch. But of course, even forgetting the red carpet and the delicious afternoon tea, a real-life Marcel le Corgi stole the show, offering the residents a little furry companionship.

While you might think that it’s all a bit crazy, the special occasion would have been a real treat for these elderly residents, some of whom may even be the same age as Queen Elizabeth.

It’s a generation that tends to love Her Majesty; after all, Elizabeth’s reign would have started when they were young children themselves. And the fact that the workers at the seniors’ home went to such efforts can inspire us all to make a little extra fuss over our elderly loved ones, and to remember that they’re not too old for a little fun!

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