Care home residents don top hats and tiaras for Royal Wedding celebration

The Royal Wedding was celebrated at Lilac Lodge Care Home. Picture: Courtesy of Lilac Lodge Care Hom

The Royal Wedding was celebrated at Lilac Lodge Care Home. Picture: Courtesy of Lilac Lodge Care Home - Credit: Archant

Residents, staff and visitors came together to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The Royal Wedding was celebrated at Lilac Lodge Care Home. Picture: Courtesy of Lilac Lodge Care Hom

The Royal Wedding was celebrated at Lilac Lodge Care Home. Picture: Courtesy of Lilac Lodge Care Home - Credit: Archant

Lilac Lodge and Lavender Cottage, in Oulton Broad, elected for a theme of top hats and tiaras, while everyone donned their best clothes ready to watch the ceremony on television.

The home was decorated with bunting and congratulations signs made for the happy couple, before Union Jacks a plenty were waved as the couple officially tied the knot.

The Royal Wedding was celebrated at Lilac Lodge Care Home. Picture: Courtesy of Lilac Lodge Care Hom

The Royal Wedding was celebrated at Lilac Lodge Care Home. Picture: Courtesy of Lilac Lodge Care Home - Credit: Archant

Later on in the afternoon, everyone enjoyed a buffet-style tea and the cook, Diana Homes, made a special lemon and elderflower wedding cake decorated with crystallised flowers for the occasion.

There was also music, a royal-themed quiz and residents had fun trying on each other's hats.

The Royal Wedding was celebrated at Lilac Lodge Care Home. Picture: Courtesy of Lilac Lodge Care Hom

The Royal Wedding was celebrated at Lilac Lodge Care Home. Picture: Courtesy of Lilac Lodge Care Home - Credit: Archant


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Residents thoroughly enjoyed the day and there was plenty of interested chatting about the new Duchess of Sussex's wedding dress, as well as the service at the church.

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