The awkward moment Kate Middleton was mistaken for William's assistant had her 'in stitches'

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Kate Middleton once had the funniest reaction after being mistook for Prince William's assistant, showing her great sense of humour.

Prince William and Duchess Catherine paid a visit to Cardiff's Shire Hall Care Home to speak with senior residents back in August 2021.

The royal couple previously spent virtual time with the residents of the care facility during a special video chat playing bingo during the lockdown.

Joan Drew-Smith, an honest resident, wasn't aware who the Duchess was as she asked William, "Is that your assistant?"

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Kate, who will one day be Queen Consort (opens in new tab), was taken back by the funny moment, chuckling before she replied, "Well, I am your assistant. I have been for a long time!"

It was previously revealed that Joan had been chatting with the future King and Queen consort, admitting that they hadn't been up to speed during the video linked game, telling them,  "Yes, you did a bloody s****y job."

The hilarious moment came as the royal couple were visiting the care home in person after virtually entertaining the residents with a bingo game during the first lockdown.

CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 05: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meet residents at the Shire Hall Care Home, where they spoke to some of the home's staff, residents and their family members on August 5, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. In May, The Duke and Duchess joined staff and residents from Shire Hall via video call, and took their turn as guest bingo callers for a game in the home's cinema. (Photo by Jonathan Buckmaster - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Kate and William read out the numbers via video link before returning to Shire Hall to see how the residents liked the game.

Due of the pandemic, Kate and William had to wear masks throughout their tour, which made conversation with the residents more difficult.

"We have to wear masks because of the virus, but it’s difficult to hear sometimes when you can’t see someone’s mouth," the Duke explained.

The Duke told staff that this wasn't enough to put a damper on the visit, as he confessed, "I love Joan, she's brilliant. If only everyone was as honest as her."

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