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Queen had secret Wii bowling talent, was gifted 24K gold Nintendo

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late queen — who died last week at 96 — had an obsession with not only her corgis but was also a secret gamer.The monarch shared a love of the Nintendo Wii with her grandson Prince William, sources told the Mirror, and was gifted the gold Nintendo game console to commemorate it.Palace sources said the queen especially took a shine to the bowling game on the popular console after seeing William playing it after lunch at Sandringham House.“She thought the Nintendo looked tremendous fun and begged to join in,” the source recalled. “She played a simple 10-pin bowling game and by all accounts was a natural.

It was hilarious.“William was in fits of laughter,” the source told the Mirror. “He was enormously impressed at having such a cool gran.”The solid gold console was a gift from video game company THQ as part of their BIG Family Games promotion, with the product manager Danielle Robinson telling CBS News in 2009: “Big Family Games is the ultimate Wii game to get all family members, from grandparents to young children, playing together.“But we thought that Her Majesty the Queen wouldn’t want to play on any old console, so an extra-special gold one was commissioned,” Robinson added at the time.

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