Do Kate Middleton and Prince William cook? Discover the favorite homemade dishes of members of the royal family

Sophie Hamilton

The duke and Duchess of Cambridge may have a personal chef to prepare meals for their family, but the down-to-earth family also likes to keep things simple at home by cooking themselves.

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We’d like to take a look inside their kitchen at Kensington Palace – we imagine beautiful bespoke units, an AGA oven and all sorts of modern appliances. Catherine, a mother of three, has previously spoken of her passion for home cooking and also enjoys involving her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Prince William has also commented on her cooking skills in the past, although they are arguably nowhere near as advanced as Duchess Kate’s!

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We’ve got all the details on the Royal Family of Five’s favorite home-cooked meals – from healthy breakfast drinks and Italian-style lunches to wholesome dinners and sweet treats. Scroll down to discover Cambridge’s favorite meals to cook at home…

The Cambridge family

Pizza making!

Making pizza from scratch is great fun and the kids in Cambridge enjoy it too. During an outing to St Luke’s Community Center in London, Kate revealed how much her children love creating their own pizzas.

The Duchess got stuck making pizza during a royal visit

Speaking to a member, Yolanda from Bolivia, Kate said: “I did this with George and Charlotte – making pizza dough. They love it because they can get their hands dirty.”

Speaking to an interpreter, she continued: ‘I was just saying how much I really like making pizza dough with George and Charlotte because they like getting their hands dirty.

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Guillaume’s steak

Papa William opened up about his cooking skills in 2017, explaining: “I like to cook, but I’m not very good at it.”

During his visit to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the King revealed that his signature dish was steak, but he struggled to cook it long enough.

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“I really worry about the doneness – I hate to overcook steak,” he said. “I like it medium-rare, so quite lively.”

Prince William is also a barbecue pro

To make cakes

When mum-of-three Kate appeared alongside the TV cook Mary Berry in A Royal Berry Christmas in December 2019, the Duchess revealed her passion for baking birthday cakes for her children.

Kate said: “I love making the cake. It’s become a bit of a tradition that I stay up until midnight with ridiculous amounts of cake mix and frosting and overdo it. But I love this.”

Kate and William joined Mary Berry on television

Roast dinners

Everyone loves a tasty and comforting roast dinner, right? Well, the Cambridges do.

In 2012, royal correspondent Katie Nicholl said vanity lounge from the Duchess: “In the evenings, she indulges in her hobby of cooking William’s favorite supper, roast chicken.”

Healthy smoothies

Kate is known to be a big fan of breakfast smoothies, like her sister-in-law Meghan Markle.

Kate is said to be a smoothie lover

According to MailOnlinethe Duchess blends a combination of kale, spirulina (a type of seaweed), matcha (green tea leaves), spinach, romaine, cilantro (cilantro leaves) and blueberries for a healthy morning drink .

Fresh pasta

Pasta is another Cambridge house favourite.

People reported that during a visit to Lavender Elementary School, Kate spoke to Matthew Kleiner-Mann about her family’s love for the Italian staple.

He said: “She was telling us how much her children loved to cook and how they cooked for her. They made cheese pasta the other day. We stir the flour, we put the milk and butter in it. And they make salads and all that.

Princess Charlotte helped her parents deliver pasta

The Cambridge children also helped their parents prepare and deliver fresh pasta during lockdown to deliver to the elderly and vulnerable living near Sandringham, which is so sweet. In Charlotte’s fifth birthday portrait, the royal is pictured holding a bag of pasta.

Grandma’s Chutney

When Kate spent her first Christmas at Sandringham with the British royal family, she offered the Queen with a jar of chutney from her grandmother, for a personal touch.

“I remember being at Sandringham, for the first time, at Christmas”, Kate revealed in a documentary released to coincide with the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.

“And I was wondering what to give the Queen as a Christmas present. I was like, ‘My God, what should I get her?’ I thought about what I was going to give my own grandparents and I thought “I’m going to do something to her”, which could have gone very wrong, but I decided to make my grandmother’s chutney recipe.”

Kate revealed that the chutney featured in the Christmas meal the following day, noting that it showed “the Queen’s thoughtfulness, really, and her concern to look after everyone”.

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