Having spent 38 years in education, Brenda is leaving her post as Principal of Solihull College at the end of this month.

She’s worked there for 14 years and has lived in Stratford for over 20.

She said: “To visit the palace and meet The Prince of Wales was an absolute privilege.

“As I prepare to leave the College this has been a wonderful milestone both personally and professionally.”

Brenda was awarded the OBE for services to further education in the New Year's Honours.