Audrey’s Royal appointment

SPECIAL DAY: LCD Kenmore's Jeanette Fulwood and Michelle Macrae with resident Audrey Johnson who was invited to Buckingham Palace for the annual garden party.
SPECIAL DAY: LCD Kenmore's Jeanette Fulwood and Michelle Macrae with resident Audrey Johnson who was invited to Buckingham Palace for the annual garden party.

Kenmore Home’s longest-staying resident rubbed shoulders with royalty during a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

Audrey Johnston, 81, was one of five special guests from LCD Homes invited to the gala bash last Tuesday in the grounds of the palace.

Audrey has cerebral palsy and has been living at the LCD Kenmore Home, in Whitcliffe Road, for 43 years. During the garden party she met Prince Philip, Princess Alexandra and Prince Michael of Kent.

She was accompanied by Kenmore staff members Jeanette Fullwood and Michelle Macrae for tea on the palace lawns, to celebrate the work of the Kenmore charity across the country.

Audrey said: “I had to pinch myself when I first received my invitation to make sure it was true.

“To be served afternoon tea and cakes, accompanied by music from a military band in the palace grounds, surrounded by people from all walks of life, is an unforgettable experience that most people dream of.”

The trio travelled to London the day before the bash.

Jeanette said: “We got to see the Queen’s yellow hat but didn’t get close enough to meet her. But we did find ourselves in a line to meet the Duke of Edinburgh and we got close enough for Audrey to see him. She loves his sense of humour and she was beaming.”

Audrey was representing the English arm of the LCD Kenmore charity.