On Wednesday, Prince William and Kate made a virtual visit to a care home to call some bingo. The couple surprised residents at the Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff via Zoom, as residents played bingo game in the home’s cinema.
With their own bingo spinner, they took turns in picking the numbers. And William and Kate proved to know enough about the game as they delivered nicknames for some numbers. One number’s silly rhyme reminded Kate of their son George.
“George would like this one — five and five, the snake’s alive,” Kate said as she called the number 55, hinting that he may have developed a passion for snakes.
Proud parents William and Kate often give details about George’s interests and what he’s learning at school. Last year, the Duchess revealed that their eldest was learning about space. Prince William has also talked about how Prince George is “obsessed” with “playing on tractors.”
During the Bingo game, Prince William also made everyone laugh, including the Duchess, when he called “one and seven, dancing Queen”. He continued: “Two little ducks” before Kate called the next two balls: “Eight and seven, 87. Six and two, tickety-boo.”
And it wasn’t long before Joan Drew-Smith, a resident, called out: “I won”, to applause and congratulations from the royal couple. The winner shared cake and wine with the other residents, which William and Kate had specially arranged for the Shire Hall chef to prepare for them.
Joan asked the couple how they were, with William saying “We’re very well thanks”, before asking her:
William asked the winner Joan “How did we do at bingo? We did OK?”, to which she answered: “very good,” before adding: “wasn’t as good as it should have been,” prompting more laughter.
“A big thank you and goodbye to everybody and we’ll try to do a bit better at Bingo next time,” Prince William joked. “And enjoy your cake.”
“Stay safe everybody and thank you for your time today. Lovely to meet you all today,” Kate added.