William and Kate roar with laughter after pensioner swears at prince during care home visit

August 05, 2020

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a care home where they had called a bingo game months earlier, they may have hoped for an improvement on the mixed reviews they received at the time.

Joan Drew Smith, however, had other ideas.

The 87-year-old resident had shown a distinct disregard for the conventions of deference towards royalty during William and Kate's virtual visit to Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff in May, telling the pair their bingo lingo "wasn't as good as it should have been".

And as the easing of lockdown restrictions allowed the couple to drop in on residents in real life on Wednesday, Ms Smith was clearly in no mood for softening her feedback.

As the future king sat down with her and others, he reminded them of their last encounter.

"You might not recognise us with the [face masks] but we did the bingo with you," he said.

"You said we didn't do a very good job?"

She replied: "No. You did a bloody s***** job."

Her response prompted howls of laughter from the royal couple and staff.

An obviously amused Prince William said: "Excellent. Was is that bad? Was it the worse you've ever seen?"

"I've got more to see," she replied.

The Duke and Duchess had earlier paid a visit to Barry Island, where they spent time playing games at an amusement arcade.

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