A MACMILLAN cancer nurse from Wirral was among those invited to The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration at Buckingham Palace.

Kate Green, lead nurse in intermediate Cancers at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre represented the organisation at the event dedicated to the achievements of patronages, military affiliations and other charities supported by His Royal Highness.

Guests were joined by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who were at their first royal engagement following their wedding earlier this month, alongside hosts, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Following a speech made by the Duke of Sussex about the work of The Prince of Wales over the last 50 years, guests were invited to speak with the royal hosts.

There was also musical entertainment from the Band of the Welsh Guards and Borough Welsh Choir. 

Recalling the day Kate, from Heswall - who has celebrated 10 years at Macmillan - said: "I felt incredibly excited, privileged and proud to join colleagues from across the country and represent Macmillan at such a special event.

"It was an amazing day and a real honour to be part of the celebration, which was a once-in-a lifetime experience.

"The weather was beautiful, the grounds of Buckingham Place were magnificent and the band played some incredible music, which made it such a truly memorable day.”

Without the dedication and commitment of these professionals, Macmillan would not be able to provide vital services to people affected by cancer.