A WYTHALL wartime hero said she is honoured to be invited to King Charles III’s coronation.

Charlotte Webb MBE also known as Betty worked as a code breaker during World War II at Bletchley Park.

While working at Bletchley – home of the famed code-cracking machine Enigma – Betty was part of a team that helped paraphrase Japanese encoded messages.

Now just two weeks away from her 100th birthday, Betty has been invited to attend the coronation of King Charles.

“I am absolutely flabbergasted, it was the last thing I expected,” said Betty.

“It’s such a wonderful honour and I am really looking forward to it.

“I am going down the day before with my niece and staying overnight in a hotel.

“It’s an early start and will be a long day but an exciting one.”

Betty said it was like an early birthday as she will be celebrating her 100th birthday on May 13.

“I will be having a big party at Bletchley and a party in the village,” added Betty.

“I have been thoroughly spoilt.”

As well as receiving an MBE in 2015, she was awarded the Legion d'Honneur in July 2021 – France’s highest distinction, recognising her work to secure the country’s liberation during the war.