Kate Middleton and Prince William surprise care home as they join virtual Bingo game

Kate Middleton and Prince William were all smiles as they joined frontline workers and residents at a care home for a virtual game of Bingo.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke from their family home in Norfolk to Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff via a video call where they played along with the game.

The royals also spoke to the care workers about their experiences in providing care during the devastating coronavirus outbreak.

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Picking the balls for bingo, Kate 38, and her husband William, 37, giggled as they took turns acting as callers for the game.

Recycling a stunning £325 red floral L.K. Bennett dress, Kate is seen wearing gorgeous £165 gold leaf Catherine Zoraida earrings as she joined her husband for the surprise call.

William is heard telling the residents: “Catherine is going to pick out the first ball,” before Kate holds it up to the screen for them to see.


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“So, the first number is five and eight, 58,” she laughs.

Prince William then picks a ball, calling out: “One little duck, number two,” before Kate follows with another ball, saying: “Eight and seven, 87,” and “Six and two, tickety-boo.”

The couple then speak to the winner of the game, Ms Drew-Smith, as they congratulate her.

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“How did we do at bingo? Did we do okay?,” William asks, to which she replied: “Very good. Wasn’t as good as it should have been.”

The Duke and Duchess then giggle at her response before signing off by saying: “We’ll say a big thank you and goodbye to everybody. We’ll try and do a bit better at bingo next time!”

The couple then spoke to staff, including care worker Karen, who told them: “It has been quite a hard couple of months, I must be honest. I’ve been in the care home industry here for 12 years in Shire Hall and worked for Hallmark and we’ve never, ever – as you can imagine – come across anything quite like this.”

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William asked: “So you’re doing a lot more hours, you’re a lot more involved, I guess, and are there a lot more than normal. How is that, plus the sort of responsibilities you all have now with keeping all the PPE kit on and everything else? Is that worrying?”

Karen told him: “We’ve sort of grown into it because to start off with it was just the hand washing and the masks, and then it was the aprons, then it was gloves, then it was, you know, all the extras that go on on top.”

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