The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met while both studying at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. And now, Kate revealed that Prince William tried to impress her back then by cooking all sorts of meals in the kitchen.
During special one-hour show A Berry Royal Christmas, the Duchess confessed to Mary Berry that Bolognese sauce was one of William’s speciality dishes.
“In university days he used to cook all sorts of meals,” she told the baking legend.
“I think that’s when he was trying to impress me, Mary! Things like Bolognese sauce, and things like that.”
Asked if he cooks for her now, Kate replied: “He sometimes does actually – he’s very good at breakfast.”
These days it’s Kate who does most of the cooking at home, with William having previously admitted in the programme: “I can do tea, Mary, but not cooking. Catherine is definitely the one who cooks, not me.”
Prince William showed off his cooking skills during his first visit, as a patron, to The Passage, the UK’s largest resource centre for homeless people. He was photographed chopping carrots as he helped volunteers make spaghetti bolognese for the lunchtime service.
The one-off show sees William and Kate join Berry in the kitchen to cook some of her favourite Christmas recipes as she helps prepare food for a royal event, held to thank all those working and volunteering over the festive period.
Filmed at the Rosewood Hotel in London, the show delves into the charities who benefit from the Cambridge’s support.
The programme culminates in a Christmas party hosted by the royal couple, and will see former Bake Off champion Nadiya Hussain join proceedings.
A Berry Royal Christmas airs Monday at 8.30pm on BBC One.