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Prince William and Catherine met business owners in Barry Island and were told about the impact of lockdown on the popular tourist spot
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge heard how businesses and families have struggled in the pandemic during a visit to south Wales. The royal couple played games when they visited the Island Leisure amusements arcade during a visit to Barry Island.Prince William and Catherine also met residents and their family members at a care home in Cardiff.They heard how people had struggled being unable to visit their loved ones at the height of lockdown.While the Duchess was pictured days earlier wearing a face mask during a visit to a baby bank in Sheffield, face coverings are not mandatory in Wales, except on public transport.
Last year about 424,000 visitors headed to Barry Island to play on the slot machines and enjoy the seaside resort, well known to fans of TV comedy Gavin and Stacey.
The royal couple visited the arcade where Nessa, of hit TV show Gavin and Stacey, worked, but Prince William admitted he had never seen the show
William and Catherine toured the haunts of the comedy drama's characters - an arcade and Marco's cafe - but the duke confessed to never having seen the popular series."It's one of the few boxsets I haven't already watched. I've never actually watched it," he said."But I know how much it has done for the economy here and it's a wonderful series."
Coronavirus: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Barry Island

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With pubs, cafes and restaurants only able to reopen indoors from Monday, businesses told the royal couple how lockdown had impacted them.The change in lockdown rules also meant groups of up to 30 people have been able to meet outdoors and many young children are able to play with their friends for the first time since lockdown began.The royal couple also visited the beach huts on the promenade, installed as part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council's
William and Catherine wore face masks on their visit to a care home
Later in the day they travelled to Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff, where they spoke to staff, residents and their family members in the home's garden.In May, the royal couple hosted a bingo game for residents at the home via video link, and got to meet some of them in person during the visit.
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