Prince William and Kate Middleton are completing their royal engagements virtually as the UK enters another week of coronavirus lockdown. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are working extra hard during the pandemic as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles remain in isolation.
Recently, Prince William and Kate Middleton played bingo with residents at the Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff. While the couple was enjoying the game, what they didn’t know was that they were playing with cheeky bingo players. In fact, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were left stunned after one of the residents said they could have done better.
Prince William and Kate Middleton took turns in calling out the numbers from their Norfolk home of Amner Hall. The Duke of Cambridge even tried to make things fun by using a traditional bingo lingo. “One little duck, number two,” he said.
Kate Middleton then followed her husband’s lead and used a bingo lingo in her next call of numbers. “Eight and seven, 87. Six and two, tickety-boo,” the Duchess of Cambridge said.
After a few more calls, Joan Drew-Smith called out bingo and won the round. The resident of the care home then asked Prince William and Kate Middleton how they were. The Duke of Cambridge said they were very well and asked the lucky bingo winner how they did — big mistake.
Prince William should have stopped at saying he and Kate Middleton were okay. He should have not pursued the question about their bingo spinner skills as Joan Drew-Smith is certainly not one to mince her words.
The cheeky resident truthfully told Prince William and Kate Middleton that it “wasn’t as good as it should have been.” This comment made everyone laugh. Joan Drew-Smith’s carer Margaret Jones made things even worse for the couple by agreeing with Joan. “They haven’t done so well in the bingo there,” she said.
But everything is out of fun, of course. Prince William and Kate Middleton definitely didn’t take the comments negatively or made a big deal out of it. The Duke of Cambridge even agreed with Joan Drew-Smith and Margaret Jones. He told them that they will try to be better next time before ending the video call.
Even though Prince William and Kate Middleton still need more practice in their bingo lingo, they are just glad that they made the residents at the Shire Hall Care Home happy with their virtual bingo game.