See Prince William & Duchess Kate Visit Arcade In First Joint Engagement Post-Lockdown
On Wednesday, Prince William and Duchess Kate ventured out to Barry Island, Wales, in their first joint engagement since lockdown. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended to observe the reopening of the tourism industry. During the visit, they stopped in at well-known tourist spots on the seaside resort — including an arcade! Read on to see the pictures of the event.
On Wednesday, Prince William and Duchess Kate headed west as they paid a visit to Barry Island in Wales.
The Duke and Duchess were there on business, stopping in to hear of the tourism industry's efforts to recover following the COVID-19 pandemic. But they had time to pause for a few fun moments during the trip, which included a visit to an arcade and café.
Prince William & Duchess Kate's arcade visit on Barry Island
William and Kate met business owners at Island Leisure Amusement Arcade, which had only reopened on the day of the engagement. The Cambridges made the most of the arcade visit, taking part in a ball-toss game as well as a claw-machine game.
The loving couple had success knocking down figures on the Down the Clown game, where they earned a stretch of reward tickets.
However, they fell a little short while playing the claw game. The Duchess was photographed flashing two thumbs up while manning the claw, but she and William were unable to secure a plush toy for their children. (Kate's cat dropped from the claw!) All the same, the business owners sent them home with toys for Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
Following the arcade visit, the Duke and Duchess stopped in at Marco's Café, a family-run business. The restaurant is noted as one of the more recognizable spots on the island, where BBC's Gavin & Stacey was filmed.
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visited care home in Cardiff
The same day, the Cambridges visited Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff, Wales. They had earlier spoken with the home's residents during a video call in May, when they served as callers for a bingo game. For the Cardiff portion of the Wales trip, the royals were photographed wearing face masks.
On Tuesday, Kate also visited a South Yorkshire baby bank, where she went to work sorting through donations.