Woodland View residents were anxious about missing Harry & Meghan's big day, but they had nothing to worry about.
Residents had been asked some weeks before if they wanted a street party or something along those lines. They opted instead for a Royal Afternoon High Tea.
On the big day itself, residents enjoyed their normal lunch at the normal time, all excitedly discussing what they'd see afterwards. Just before 2:00 p.m., everyone started taking their seats in the coffee lounge, which was decorated with lots of bunting. Once everyone was present, the audience got to see the whole service from start to finish on the big screen in high definition. The service had been recorded and was played back to the delight of all those present. You could have heard a pin drop, with people holding their breath at key moments, enjoying all the little looks the happy couple exchanged with each other. Tissues were in plentiful supply for those understandably overwhelmed by the whole event.
The session was concluded with the Royal Afternoon High Tea. There were salmon and cucumber sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, cupcakes and a huge Victoria sponge cake that went down well. Plates with an assortment of treats were also taken to the rooms of those who could not make it to the coffee lounge.
It was truly a magnificent day for everyone to remember.