As the UK enters another week of COVID-19 lockdown, the Royal Family are doing their bit to try and bring some joy to the country during the deadly pandemic. William and Kate played bingo via video call this week with residents at the Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff.
As the game began, Kate took charge of the bingo spinner from their Norfolk home of Amner Hall and they each took it in turns to call out the numbers.
Kate held up the first ball and announced: “So, the first number is five and eight, 58.”
Prince William was next and used traditional bingo lingo and said: “One little duck, number two.”
The Duchess read out the next two balls and said: “Eight and seven, 87. Six and two, tickety-boo.”
Joan Drew-Smith, a resident in the care home, called out she had won and asked the couple how they were.
When William replied: “We’re very well thanks. How did we do at bingo? We did ok?”
Ms Drew-Smith caused giggles all around after saying that it “wasn’t as good as it should have been”.
Her carer, Margaret Jones, also echoed Ms Drew-Smith’s comments and said: “They haven’t done so well in the bingo there.”
Royal expert Katie Nicholl previously said the couple have not been sitting back during lockdown, and instead have been “stepping up to the plate”.
She told ET: “We’re seeing them letting their guard down and that is a result of what we are going through.”
She added The Firm’s work has been vital during this period of uncertainty and has given a “dose of entertainment”, particularly when Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two are featured.
The Cambridge children have been seen participating in the Clap for Carers campaign, clapping outside their Norfolk home at 8pm each Thursday to celebrate Key Workers.
Princess Charlotte was also seen delivering food parcels to those in need in the Cambridges local community in pictures shared to celebrate her fifth birthday.
In April, royal expert Roya Nikkhah explained the couple are “making sure they’re visible” and “sharing personal insights” to help the Royal Family remain relevant.
Ms Nikkhah said: “The very clever thing the Cambridges have always done is they’ve always given us just enough of a little insight into their personal life, what it’s like at home with George, Charlotte and Louis, so people understand that they are going through similar things to what everyone else is going through.”
Prince William and Kate also urged the public to look after their mental health during lockdown.
The couple broadcast a message across every UK radio station earlier this week, joined by celebrities like Harry Kane, Dua Lipa, David Tennant and Anthony Joshua, to iterate the importance of speaking out during times of need and to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.
Kate and William recorded the special clip, telling people to remember “we’re all connected”.
Published at Thu, 21 May 2020 23:00:00 +0000