The hilariously surprising video game the Queen LOVES so much she 'begged to join in'

The Queen
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The Queen is said to LOVE a video game so much she 'begged to join in' and it's a hilariously surprising choice for Her Majesty.

Her Majesty is celebrating her 70th year on the throne this year and ahead of the Platinum Jubilee, and there are some games that she's fond of that Sudokucraze say you could play over the four day bank holiday weekend.

The Queen

According to The People newspaper, the Queen loves bowling on Wii Sports after Kate Middleton gifted the console to Prince William one Christmas. According to the 2008 report, the Queen tried ten-pin bowling on Wii Sports and she thoroughly enjoyed it.

After watching her grandson play, the monarch "begged to join in".

"She played a simple ten-pin bowling game and by all accounts was a natural," the paper stated, presumably referring to Wii Bowling.

Prince William SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19: Prince William plays a Nintendo Wii ten-pin bowling game with children at the Redfern Community centre on January 19, 2010 just outside Sydney in Australia. Prince William flew in from New Zealand for an unofficial three day visit, this is the second visit by the second-in-line to the throne, having been here at the age of 9 months with his parents in 1983. (Photo by John Stillwell-Pool/Getty Images)

While we picture Her Majesty waving around a Wii remote and the possibility of her cussing out Prince William for getting a strike, the console is no longer being produced by Nintendo, but the latest model, the Nintendo Switch also offers plenty of sports based games.

Aside from the Queen banning Monopoly from being played, it has been widely reported that the Queen is incredibly fond ‘The Name Game’ in which players must write the names of famous people or characters on a post-it note to place on another players forehead.

Each player must then attempt to guess the name on the post it note through a series of yes or no questions. ‘The Name Game’ is said to be an incredibly popular game with the Royal family when the whole family comes together during holidays.

Prince William once showed off his virtual ten-pin bowling skills when he played a game with children at the Redfern Community centre on January 19, 2010 just outside Sydney in Australia.

And it looks like video games run in the family as Prince William revealed in January 2022 during a trip to the BAFTA headquarters that his children, Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, three, all “definitely like gaming, they’re fascinated by that”.

Prince William also shared that Prince George in particular is a big fan of video games, so much so that he and Kate are “trying to regulate the gaming” and monitor the amount of screen time Prince George is allowed.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.