Care Home Crowns Residents King and Queen in Honour of King Charles III’s Coronation - Ideal Carehomes

Care Home Crowns Residents King and Queen in Honour of King Charles III’s Coronation

Residents from Rivendell View care home in Stoke Bardolph have crowned their very own King and Queen, in honour of the upcoming coronation of King Charles III.

Nominated by their fellow residents, staff members, families, and friends, 93-year-old John Young and 81-year-old Joyce Rowbotham were crowned King and Queen of Rivendell View for their kind natures and devotion to the home’s social committee.

Royal crowns and capes were bestowed on the pair as they sat atop their throne. Joyce said, ‘I’m so overwhelmed and pleased that people voted for me to be their Queen! I feel very happy.’ 

John added, ‘I like every person here in this home, and I’d like to think they’re all my friends. Thank you and bless you all.’

John and Joyce will wear their crowns during the home’s Kings Coronation Party on Saturday 6th May. All are welcome to join the celebration, which will kick off at 13:00 and include live entertainment, a barbeque and lots of family-friendly activities.

Lisa Tungate, the Home Manager at Rivendell View, said,

‘We’re all so proud of John and Joyce, they both go out of their way to support other residents and make everyone smile. King John and Queen Joyce can’t wait to greet everyone at our coronation party, so make sure you join the celebrations and meet the Rivendell royals!’ 

Rivendell View is a purpose-built, luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. All 66 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling the home to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner. Rivendell View was named a Top 20 Care Home in the East Midlands in the awards 2023

To find out more about Rivendell View, please visit, call 0115 666 9660 or email