Kate and William bring joy to care home residents with a lockdown bingo

Kate and William bring joy to care home residents with a lockdown bingo

The Duke and Duchess on Wednesday video called the Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff, Wales to speak to its residents and host the bingo. They also had conversations with first responders, healthcare providers, frontline workers via Zoom call.

The event was recorded and posted to the Kensington Royal social media accounts and on the Royal Family’s YouTube page.

In the video, William and Kate take turns announcing the numbers.

“Catherine is going to pick the first ball,” William announced.

The Duchess then reveals that it is “five and eight, 58.”

“George would like this one,” Kate says. “Five and five, snake’s alive.”

“One little duck, number two,” William says. The nursing home residents cheer upon hearing the reference.

“Eight and seven, 87,” Kate says. “Six and two, tickety-boo!”

After the game, the William asked if they were calling out the numbers correctly.

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“Their Royal Highnesses also heard how the home has adapted to the current circumstances, including greater use of technology to allow residents to stay in touch with their families and friends.”

William told the team of carers “if there’s hopefully some positivity that comes out of this horrendous time, it is that there’s a light shone on all of the wonderful things you all do and on the social care sector and it allows people to acknowledge, respect and appreciate everything that you are doing”.

Kensington Palace said in a tweet that the Duke and the Duchess had been speaking to care workers across the United Kingdom.

In the calls, the royal couple thanked them “for their tireless efforts as they continue to look after the most vulnerable in our society”.

It comes after they spoke on The Mental Health Minute, a message that was broadcast on Monday across all UK stations at 10.59am.

Published at Sat, 23 May 2020 04:12:00 +0000