Old lady pokes fun at Kate Middleton and Prince William’s bingo skills as they play Cardiff care home residents

KATE Middleton and Prince William delighted residents of a care home in Cardiff by playing a game of bingo with them via a video call.

On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took their turn as guest bingo callers for a game held at Shire Hall Care Home – and they spoke to one sassy resident player.

On one of her goes, Kate could be seen holding up the 82 ball and calling out: “Eight and two, tickedy boo”, before Prince William also had his turn at reading out a ball. 

At the end, the royals were seen erupting with laughter when they asked bingo winner Joan how they had done as callers. 

Outspoken Joan joked: “Yeah, very good… it wasn’t as good as it should have been.”

Kate, 38, looked beautiful in a pink, patterned dress, as she sat next to Prince William, 37, in their Norfolk home Anmer Hall, where they are self-isolating with their three children. 





Before the game, the Duke and Duchess spoke to the care team staff about the impact of Covid-19 and the challenges they have faced during the pandemic. 

They also heard how the home has adapted to the lockdown, including greater use of technology to allow residents to stay in touch with their families and friends. 

Shire Hall provides residential, nursing and dementia care and is part of Hallmark Care Homes, which has 19 care homes across England and Wales. 

During the pandemic, Kate and Prince William have spoken to numerous care workers to hear about their experiences working in unprecedented times, and to thank them for their tireless efforts.

Last Thursday, Prince William asked staff across England via video call about the impact the outbreak has had one their mental wellbeing. 

During this call, The Duke said: “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.” 


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have stayed active during the pandemic, and last week joined a video call with volunteers from the mental health text service Shout.

Kate has also joined forces with London’s National Portrait Gallery to launch a photo project to show how families cope in lockdown.

Meanwhile, Princess Charlotte delivered food to the vulnerable in lockdown ahead of her fifth birthday.

In other royal news, we told you how Princes William and Harry are "finally back in touch."

And baby Archie turned one this month and Meghan celebrated by uploading a sweet video of her reading to him.

Meanwhile, Meghan kept a DIARY of her time in Britain that could pave way for bombshell memoir, friend claims.

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