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Norfolk care home reacts to Poppy Appeal cakes delivery from Duke and Duchess of Cambridge




A care home who received homemade cupcakes from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spoken of it being a "lovely gesture".

Halsey House, the Royal British Legion care home in Cromer, received 45 Poppy Appeal cakes from the royal family whose Norfolk home at Anmer Hall is nearly 35 miles away.

Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, baked the cupcakes, decorated with the The Royal British Legion's red poppy which were received by the Norwich Road home on Sunday afternoon.

These cakes were delivered to Halsey House in Cromer on Sunday. Picture: Royal British Legion(42871923)
These cakes were delivered to Halsey House in Cromer on Sunday. Picture: Royal British Legion(42871923)

A receptionist at the home said: "A nice man delivered them in a van and they were beautifully wrapped up in little red parcels. We thought it was a very, very nice gesture.

"Our manager knew about it beforehand and had been talking to someone so we knew they were coming.

"The activities team took them into the kitchen then the residents had them as a little late afternoon teatime. It was lovely."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn earlier this year. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn earlier this year. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A picture of the cakes was posted on the Royal British Legion's social media page which said: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family have shown their support for our Poppy Appeal this year by baking these delicious poppy cakes which were delivered to our care home in Norfolk."

George and Charlotte are on half-term this week from their London school, Thomas's Battersea.

Members of the Royal Family and dignitaries will attend the Cenotaph as usual next month to lay wreaths to remember the fallen. The event will be scaled down due to coronavirus safety restrictions.



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