Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a Zoom call to the residents of the Shire Hall Care Home, in Cardiff, Wales and played Bingo with them. William and Catherine thanked the Staff at the Care home and care workers across the UK for their tireless efforts as they continue to look after the most vulnerable in the society during the COVID19. Today, Kensington Palace released the video of the call.
The couple joined the residents for the game of BINGO from their country residence Anmer Hall in Norfolk. William and Catherine had their own bingo spinner in the video. The call was part of the calls with care workers in England and Northern Ireland in which William discussed the unique challenges of providing care throughout the pandemic.
Shire Hall is part of the Hallmark Care Homes group, a family-run business that provides residential, nursing and dementia care to more than 1,000 residents across locations in England and South Wales. It is currently home to 87 residents aged 58 to 99.
The call was full of fun and joy. Joining the royal couple were the residents Margaret Stocks, Margaret Jones, Ray Donoghue and Joan Drew-Smith. Duchess started spinning the red bingo after William said, “Catherine is going to pick out the first ball” and the first number was 58.
The game continued as William picked a number and said, “One little duck, number two“. The Duchess of Cambridge picked the next two number and even used the Bingo Lingo during the game and said “Six and two, tickety-boo“. Laughing with the resident’s Duchess said, “George would like this one, five and five, snakes alive!” Joan Drew-Smith was the winner of the game.
There was lots of laughter around when Willliam asked, “How did we do at Bingo, was it okay?” and a resident responded, “it wasn’t as good as it should have been”. After the game, William thanked everyone and said,
We’ll say a big thank you and goodbye to everybody, and we’ll try and do a bit better at bingo next time!
It has been lovely to see the members of the Royal Family adapting the situation, stepping out of their traditional comfort zone and leading the nation during the crisis that has the whole world in its clutches.
For the video call, The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing her L.K. Bennett Silk Madison Dress that she first wore in July 2019 when she took George, Charlotte and Louis to a polo match
Catherine paired the dress with her Catherine Zoraida Gold Fern Hoop Earrings.