William and Kate give thanks to UK social care workers

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spoken to care workers from across the UK to thank them for their efforts to look after vulnerable residents during the coronavirus crisis.

On 21 May, William and Kate joined residents from the Shire Hall care home in Cardiff via video call as they played bingo in the home’s cinema.

The Duke and Duchess took their turn as guest bingo callers for one of the games, before speaking to some of the residents and their care workers.

Before the game, William and Kate heard from members of the care team about the impact of Covid-19 and the challenges that they have faced during the pandemic.

Their Royal Highnesses also heard how the home has adapted to the current circumstances, including greater use of technology to allow residents to stay in touch with their families and friends.

Shire Hall provides residential, nursing and dementia care and is part of Hallmark Care Homes, a family-run care provider with 19 care homes across England and Wales.

Earlier this month, The Duke of Cambridge held calls with care workers in England and Northern Ireland.