William And Kate Play Game Of Bingo With Residents Of Care Home Via Video Call
May 22, 2020
On Wednesday, Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, joined residents of the Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff via video call, in order to take part in a bingo game as guest bingo callers.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are continuing their mission to bring a little joy and relief to care workers across the UK—this time, in the form of a bingo game. The couple joined residents of the Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff via video call on Wednesday as guest bingo callers.
Before the game started, Prince William joked: "I've never known Welsh people not know how to have fun," setting the tone for the game that followed. There was even more laughter as the parents-of-three started using 'bingo lingo' when William chimed: “One little duck, number two,” Kate followed with: “Eight and seven, 87. Six and two, tickety-boo,” as she called out the next two balls.
Soon, there was a winner, a woman called Joan, who also happened to be wearing what appears to be a dress that's almost a match for the one that fashion icon Kate sports in the video.
Earlier this month, The Duke spoke to members of the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, one of the largest integrated health and social care trusts in the UK, and heard how staff are supporting service users and those who have been directly affected by the virus through these challenging times. They also highlighted the unique challenges that young people in care face when schools are closed and normal life has significantly changed.
"If we are going to go forward with more time spent in lockdown, then there is going to be an ever-increasing need for people to look after their mental health and take it seriously and also know where to go to get the support they might need," he said in an interview with BBC.
In the same interview, Kate said there had been a focus on physical well-being during the lockdown—with people being told that they can leave their homes for one form of exercise a day. "While that's hugely important we mustn't forget our mental well-being as well," she emphasized. "And making sure you're reaching out to those people around you that you have access to—even if it's over the phone or online to really make sure you have those conversations."
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