Are Any of the Royals Avid Gamers?

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Jul. 1 2024, Published 1:05 a.m. ET

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The royal family has always played games together. They enjoy board games like Monopoly and Risk, and these games can get pretty intense! They also like to play the Name Game where you write a famous person's name on a sticky note and put it on someone else's forehead. Then that person has to guess who they are by asking yes or no questions.

But aside from these traditional games, the royal family seems to enjoy video games too. From the younger generation to the older members of the family, gaming seems to be a part of palace life. Below are some of the gamers in the royal family.

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Prince William: A Royal Gamer

Prince William is, perhaps, the biggest gamer of the royal family. In fact, he's the president of BAFTA, an organization that helps people learn about making movies, TV shows, and video games. William thinks games can be good for learning. He is involved with projects to help young people who want to work in gaming or movies when they grow up.

Kate Middleton, William's wife, is also actively involved in his gaming lifestyle. A long time ago, before they were married, Kate gave William a Wii console for Christmas. She also helps keep an eye on how much time their kids spend playing games.

Queen Elizabeth

There's a funny story about Queen Elizabeth II. Some people say she liked to play bowling on the Wii Sports game! The story goes that she saw Prince William playing it and wanted to try. People say she was pretty good at it!

A company that makes video games once tried to send the Queen a special golden Wii console, but the palace had rules about gifts so they couldn't accept it. The golden Wii never made it to the palace. Later, someone bought it and put it up for sale online.

Aside from Wii bowling, Queen Elizabeth enjoyed watching horses race and placing bets on her favorite horses. While there's no evidence that she engaged with online gambling platforms like 32Red UK online casino, Queen Elizabeth allegedly made over £6 million gambling on her horses.

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Prince Harry

Prince Harry, William's brother, used to play a lot of video games when he was in the army. He liked games about war and playing them helped him relax after long days of training or working. It was also a way for him to have fun with his army friends.

The Younger Royals Love Games

Prince George, the oldest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, really likes video games. Prince William has talked about this on different occasions, but like many parents, William and Kate have to be careful. They make sure George doesn't play too much. They want him to do other things too, like playing outside or reading books.

George's younger sister and brother, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, are still a bit young for most video games. But William says they love watching movies. As they get older, they might start playing games too.

Final Thoughts

So, are any of the royals avid gamers? Prince William enjoys games and sees their value, and it looks like Prince George might be on his way to becoming a gaming fan too! Even Queen Elizabeth might have enjoyed a game of Wii bowling now and then.

The royal family's interest in games shows us something important. Even though they have an important role, they're also just people. They like to have fun and spend time together as a family, and games (whether video games or board games) are one way they do that.

Next time you're playing a video game, remember that somewhere, a future king might be playing too! And maybe one day we'll see Prince George or Princess Charlotte talking about their favorite video games. Until then, we can imagine the royal family gathering for a game night, just like many other families around the world.



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