It was a bingo afternoon with a very royal twist at Shire Hall Care House in Cardiff yesterday. This just might be my favourite video call yet, take a look and you'll see why!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thanked staff and volunteers at Shire Hall Care House for their dedication, tireless efforts and asked them how they are coping in these exceptional circumstances.
After hearing about the spirit of positivity, William said "I've never known Welsh people not to know how to have fun". The Prince was assured he had quite a bit of that in store as he prepared to take charge of a game of a bingo with his wife.
'William told them: "Catherine is going to pick out the first ball," as Kate held it up to the screen for the residents to see. She announced: "So, the first number is five and eight, 58." The Duke then chose the next one and held it up to the screen, calling out: "One little duck, number two," followed by Kate calling out the next two balls: "Eight and seven, 87. Six and two, tickety-boo."
Much to the amusement of William and Kate, Joan the winner of the game joked, the couple "were not as good" as they should have been. William replied "We'll try and do a bit better at bingo next time".
More from People:
'As they spoke to residents after the game, Kate told Margaret Stocks, “Hi Margaret. Lovely to meet you, how did you get on?” Stocks responded, "We won one line in the bingo,” to which Kate replied, “Oh fantastic, well done!”
People also reports:
'In another call on May 6, William spoke to members of the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, one of the largest integrated health and social care trusts in the U.K., and heard how staff are supporting service users and the bereaved through these challenging times.
Those on the video call also highlighted the unique challenges that young people in care face when schools are closed and normal life has significantly changed.'
During the conversation, William told care workers "If there's hopefully some positivity that comes out of this horrendous time, it is that there’s a light shone on all of the wonderful things you all do and on the social care sector, and it allows people to acknowledge, respect and appreciate everything that you are doing."
The Duchess was in a familiar dress for the call.
I loved the styling of the dress that day with the combination of Kate's Castaner wedges, Catherine Zoraida earrings and her gorgeous red Mulberry bag. On a side note, look at little Louis :)
Once again, Kate accessorised with her Catherine Zoraida Gold Fern Hoop earrings.
Finally, to mark the Chelsea Flower show going digital this year, Kensington Palace shared a photo of Kate working on her 'Back To Nature' garden last year. The Duchess wore a pair of blue skinny jeans, Superga Cotu shoes in sherwood gum and a past season ZARA shirt (with thanks to Georgie's Mum).
I know we're all looking forward to better times ahead, and for this royal watcher, I'm hoping for a return of the full summer calendar next year. The Chelsea Flower Show, Order of the Garter, Trooping, Wimbledon, Ascot and polo to name just a few.