Residents at a care home have said they are sure the King will “love” a song they wrote and sent to him to mark the coronation.
Care UK’s Heather View in Crowborough, East Sussex has been filled with music, with residents deciding to write a song for the monarch, which has been sent to Charles for “an exclusive first listen” via a CD.
Residents Ethel Thomas, 94, Monica Lanfear, 93, Jean Morrison, 91, and Jill Willcock, 88, helped to write and create the song using professional equipment, which was set up in the home’s cinema.
“There was a lot of laughter involved as well as singing.
“We loved making it and having our photos taken.
“The King will love it, I’m sure!”
Some of the song’s uplifting lyrics include: “A new King is being crowned today, the crowds outside are shouting…. ‘Hooray’
“His wife Camilla will be by his side, in his new Queen, he will confide.”
“For older people, including those living with dementia, reminiscing about historic celebrations can help bring back happy memories, as well as prompting conversation and connection with those around them,” she said.
“We loved writing and recording our song for the King’s Coronation, we hope the song will be crown jewel in his coronation celebrations. Long live the King!”