A 10-year-old Black Country schoolboy was crowned king for a day at Dudley Castle, after his dream came true with the help of hospital staff.
Joshua Parker, from Sedgley, revealed his request following an appendix operation at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley.
The young king arrived at the castle in the royal carriage on the land train before making his way to the courtyard for the coronation ceremony and to take his oaths.
Following the service, Joshua – a pupil at The Straits School in Sedgley, joined a bird of prey display for a true royal medieval sport.
King Joshua then had the chance to say hello to his royal subjects before touring the site and meeting his favourite species.