Royal send off for the ‘King of the Gypsies’

The team at A Yeatman & Sons Funeral Directors in West Norwood, worked hard to personalise the funeral of Patrick Ward, known to his family as the ‘King of the Gypsies’.

Funeral Director Andy Galvin said: “It was a pleasure to help the family at this difficult time. The funeral was well organised, with eight white Rolls Royce limousines and a horse drawn hearse with six white horses.

“We also arranged a dove and balloon release which added to the celebration of the life of The King of The Gypsies.

“I have conducted many high profile funerals and am pleased to have been involved with this one. Everyone in the branch helped to make this funeral a success and the comments from the family afterwards made it all worthwhile.”

A Yeatman & Sons Funeral Directors has three branches offering funeral services in West Norwood, South Norwood and Shirley. For more information visit or call 020 8670 1127.