The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge played Bingo in Zoom Call

Duchess of Cambridge in L.K. Bennett Silk Madison Dress for the bingo game

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge played bingo during the zoom call
Kensington Palace

Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made 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.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge played bingo during the zoom call
Kensington Palace

Shire Hall is part of the Hallmark Care Homes group, a family-run business which 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 from 58 to 99.

Duchess of Cambridge spinned bingo for the old residents
Kensington Palace

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.

Duchess of Cambridige played bingo with the care home residents
Kensington Palace

The game continued as William picked a number and said, “One little duck, number two“. Duchess picked 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.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a video call to play the bingo
Kensington Palace

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.

Duchess of Cambridge in L.K. Bennett Silk Madison Dress for the bingo game
Kensington Palace

Keeping up with her Work from home chic style, Duchess of Cambridge once again decided to bring back something old from her wardrobe.

Duchess of Cambridge wore pink L.K. Bennett Silk Madison Dress to polo match
L.K. Bennett Silk Madison Dress

For the video call, 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

Duchess of Cambridge wore Catherine Zoraida Gold Fern Hoop Earrings
Catherine Zoraida Gold Fern Hoop Earrings

Duchess paired the dress with her Catherine Zoraida Gold Fern Hoop Earrings.


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Duchess of Cambridge marked RHS Chelsea Flower Show with a new Picture

Duchess of Cambridge new picture of back to nature garden

The Duchess of Cambridge's new picture to mark the Chelsea Flower Show
Kensington Palace

This year due to the COVID 19, the Chelsea Flower show has gone digital. To mark the show that falls in the Mental Health Awareness Week, Palace released a new behind the scene picture of the Duchess of Cambridge working on her ‘Back to Nature’ Garden in 2019. Catherine is balancing on two rocks and getting a plant that she planted on the other side.

Proud Duchess of Cambridge showed her Garden to Her Majesty
The Royal Family

The Royal Horticulture Society’s Chelsea Flower Show has been a prominent part of the Royal Family’s social calendar. The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgewood. The charity aims to enrich lives through plants and make the UK a greener place. Known then as the Great Spring Show, the first Chelsea Flower Show took place in 1913 and was attended by Queen Alexandra. Queen became Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society in 1952, after ascending to the throne. The Queen made her first visit to Chelsea as Monarch in 1955 and has attended most years since.

In May 2019, the Duchess of Cambridge designed a beautiful ‘Back to Nature’ Garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It was announced in January 2019, that the Duchess of Cambridge was set to co-design a garden named ‘Back to Nature’ that was going to be part of May 2019’s Chelsea Flower show.

Duchess of Cambridge's RHS Chelsea Garden is set to launch
Kensington Royal

The Duchess of Cambridge, Andrée Davies and Adam White (of Davies White Landscape Architects), and the RHS revealed plans for their ‘Back to Nature Garden’ in February 2019. The woodland wilderness garden aimed to get people back to nature and highlight the benefits of the natural world on our mental and physical wellbeing. The design includes many natural elements that aim to stimulate active play, promoting the benefits of laying the foundations of physical health from a young age. Tree stumps, stepping stones and a hollow log will test and improve children’s balance, strength and coordination.

Proud Duchess of Cambridge showed her Back to nature Garden to Her Majesty
The RHS

To inspire families to get outside and explore nature together, the garden was designed to have a natural woodland feel and contain lots of unique design features. The garden’s centrepiece was a high platform treehouse, clad in staghorn oak that is inspired by a bird or animal nest, providing a wonderful place to retreat and look out through the trees.

Ahead of the show, Catherine and William brought Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to the garden, where kids had a great time. Palace released pictures and videos of the day. Inspired from both of Cambridge residences – Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall, as well as the Duchess’ Childhood and her kid’s life, this woodland garden was a place to retreat from the world, to play, learn and discover as well as create special family memories.

The Duchess, who usually stays private,  gave a candid interview in which she said,

It really ties into some of the early years work I’ve been doing, and I’ve been really trying to learn about the impact, the importance and relationship of our early childhood experiences on our later adult life. An amazing fact I learned recently was that 90% of our adult brains are developed before that age of five. That’s why I think it’s so important that all of us whether we’re parents or carers or families members really engage in quality time with children and babies from a really, really young age. I really hope this woodland we’ve created, in a huge collaboration, really inspires families and kids and communities in general to get outside. Enjoy nature. Enjoy the outdoors and really spend quality time together”.

A video of Catherine showing her garden to the Queen.

Duchess of Cambridge wore Sandro Dress to visit the new home of her Back to Nature Garden at the RHS Hampton Court
Kensington Palace

The Duchess’s Back to Nature garden in 2019 aimed to highlight the physical and mental health benefits of the natural world and inspire children, families, and communities to enjoy the great outdoors. After being a hit among the visitors at Chelsea, the garden was relocated to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival in July 2019, where Catherine invited children from her patronages to a picnic in the garden.

Duchess of Cambridge opened back to nature garden at RHS Wisley wearing Emilia Wickstead floral dress
Kensington Palace Instagram

Finally, in September 2019, The Duchess of Cambridge opened the Back to Nature play garden at RHS Wisley, and attended the Back to Nature festival with RHS Ambassador Mary Berry, celebrating the value of communities to wellbeing and marked the culmination of the RHS garden project.

Queen's My Chelsea Garden lily selection
The Royal Family

The Queen sent a message to RHS earlier this week on the first day of the virtual Chelsea Flower Show. The members of the Royal Family selected their choices of the flower to mark the opening of the annual show. The Queen has chosen lily of the valley, pictured here in the Buckingham Palace gardens. Lily of the valley featured in Her Majesty’s coronation bouquet and has held special associations since. For six days in May (18th-23rd), the RHS will celebrate the essence of Chelsea with a packed timetable of events.

Duchess of Cambridge Made a Final Visit to Her Garden Before It Opens for Public
Kensington Palace

Check out all the details of the ‘Back to Nature’ Garden here.

Duchess of Cambridge wore zara shirt to back to nature garden
Kensington Palace

In the new picture, The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing Zara solid brown-green long-sleeved button-down shirt. Thanks to @georgiesmum2 on Twitter for the id.

Duchess of Cambridge wore Zara Long Sleeved Buttdon Down shirt to her Back to Nature Garden
Zara Long Sleeved Button Down shirt

@katesclosetau found this stock photo of the sold-out shirt. The shirt featured ruched detailing and v-neckline. Catherine paired the shirt with blue denim.

Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Shoes
Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Shoes

She was wearing her Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Shoes

Duchess of Cambridge wore Diamond and Sapphire Diana Earrings
Kensington Palace Instagram
and Sapphire and Diamond Diana Earrings.
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On this day in 2017, Catherine’s younger sister Pippa Middleton married James Matthews. We saw little Prince George and Princess Charlotte in the bridal party that day. The day was also the beginning of the Regalfille. I wrote my first ever post on this blog that day.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge record Special Radio Message for Mental Health Awareness Week

Duchess o fCambridge chose pink Beulah London Calla Rose Red Dress for Radio Broadcast message

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recorded a special message for Mental health Awareness week
Heads Together

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined forces with a host of sports, music and TV stars to mark Mental Health Awareness Week and recorded a special Radio Message for Heads Together‘s Mental Health Minute. Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020.

The Royal couple was joined by English footballer Harry Kane, singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, actor David Tennant and boxer Anthony Joshua as well as inspiring mental health advocates, ambassadors and volunteers from charity partners Shout UK and Every Mind Matters, who all came together to voice this important message. The minute-long message is produced by Radiocentre and Heads Together. It was broadcast simultaneously across every radio station in the UK on Monday 18 May at 10:59 am. The Mental Health Minute was played to over 20 million people across every radio station in the UK.

Screenshot/Heads Together

This year due to the worldwide pandemic caused by COVID19, the focus was on how people can support each other during the crisis. The theme of this year’s message is, ” whoever you are and whatever you’re going through, we’re all connected and you are not alone.”

Duchess of Cambridge in pink Beulah London to mark the Mental Health Awareness Week
Screenshot/Heads Together

During a minute-long broadcast, Duchess of Cambridge said,

“If you’re struggling, it’s important to talk about it. Or if someone you know is acting differently, it’s OK to ask how they are. Use this moment to send a message.”

Prince William in special mental health radio broadcast
Screenshot/Heads Together

William said, “We’re all connected. And sometimes just talking about how you’re feeling can make a big difference. So right now, let’s join together across the UK and reach out to someone.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recorded a special message for Mental health Awareness week
Screenshot

During Mental Health Awareness Week, Heads Together will champion the work of its eight charity partners, who have decades of experience in tackling the stigma around mental health in the UK – including The Anna Freud Centre, Best Beginnings, CALM, Contact, Mind, Place2Be, The Mix and Young Minds.

Duchess of Cambridge recorded a special message for Mental Health Awareness Week radio special
Screenshot/Heads Together

For the special message, Duchess of Cambridge was wearing a Beulah London Calla Rose Red Dress.

Duchess of Cambridge wore Beulah London Calla Red Rose Dress for Radio Message
Beulah London Calla Rose Red Dress

The £550 dress is described as, “The Calla Rose Red Floral Shirt Dress evokes a classic mood. It’s crafted from silk crepe de chine and trimmed with a contrasting white cotton broderie lace collar and cuffed balloon sleeves. Note the concealed placket – a contemporary touch – and A-line skirt. Team with ballet flats for an effortless display.”

Duchess of Cambridge wore Beulah London Calla Red Rose Dress for Radio Message
Beulah London Calla Rose Red Dress

The dress is also available in cornflower tone.

Duchess of Cambridge wore Patrick Mavros Ocean Tides Milky Quartz Earrings
Patrick Mavros Ocean Tides Milky Quartz Earrings

Duchess paired the outfit with her Patrick Mavros Ocean Tides Milky Quartz Earrings that she debuted during a Zoom call earlier this month.

Queen send a special message to RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The Royal Family

In other news, The Queen, Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society, has sent the gardening charity a message on the first day of the virtual Chelsea Flower Show. RHS Chelsea Flower Show is an important part of the Royal social calendar. You all might remember Duchess designed a beautiful ‘Back to Nature Garden’ for the show last year.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took kids to Back to Nature Garden
Kensington Palace

 


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