STUDENTS from Hereford's blind college are planning a special afternoon tea to mark the coronation of King Charles.

Jamie McAllister, a business student from the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), in Venns Lane, said he was part of a team of five organising the event as part of their studies.

Taking place on May 8, the Monday after the King's coronation, the group are planning a dine-in-the-dark afternoon tea and "experience sessions" which will be open to the public at £10 per person.


It will be from 2pm until 5pm and in the first half of the afternoon, people will be able to have a look and, in some cases, experience for themselves how students like those in the group learn at RNC and how things are made accessible for visually impaired and blind people.

In the second half of the afternoon, there will be an afternoon tea in the dark held in the college sports hall, where the public will be blindfolded and students of the college will be acting as waiters and waitresses, serving sandwiches, cakes, Prosecco and hot and cold drinks.


This will be then finished with a raffle with some "pretty cool" prizes up for grabs, Mr McAllister, 22 and from Coventry, said.

One of the main aims of the students' event is to raise money for the college and put it towards resources and equipment that will be able to enhance students' learning in the future.

Tickets are on sale now here.

It comes as the title "Queen Camilla" has been used officially for the first time as it appeared on the invites for the King’s coronation.

Since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla has been referred to as Queen Consort but on the invitations, she is named Queen Camilla alongside King Charles III.

The invitations are to be sent to more than 2,000 guests and the coronation will end with Camilla being crowned Queen alongside the new King.