Duchess Catherine reveals the adorable way William wooed her: ‘He was trying to impress me!’

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Duchess of Catherine and Prince William

We’re in no doubt that William is a wonderful husband – but we didn’t realise he is also quite the chef.

The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge have been filming a new TV show with fellow cooking enthusiast Mary Berry – A Berry Royal Christmas – and during chats with the TV chef, have revealed some insights into what home life looks like for the Cambridges.

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When Mary asked whether William cooks for his wife, Catherine replied, "He sometimes does actually.”

She continued, "He's very good at breakfast."

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Catherine revealed that William first showed her his skills in the kitchen when they attended St Andrews university together.

"In [our] university days he used to cook all sorts of meals. I think that was when he was trying to impress me, Mary. Things like Bolognese sauces and things like that."

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The couple first met when they both went to study at St Andrews in 2001. They were friends first before they began dating throughout university and William proposed to Catherine in 2010.

Duchess Catherine herself isn’t exactly a dab hand in the kitchen – at least according to William.

Back in 2016, when the couple attended a charity gala dinner, the Duke ‘put his foot in it’ when he revealed he doesn’t think much of Catherine’s cooking skills.

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During the event the couple expressed their excitement about the meal, prepared by five Michelin-starred chefs.

Catherine told them, "William has to put up with my cooking most of the time", and the Duke replied, "It's the reason I'm so skinny!"

Thankfully, Catherine seemed to take his cheeky joke well!

Duchess Catherine and William have joined forces with Mary Berry for tonight's one-off TV special to highlight the charities and causes they're passionate about, cooking up a storm at a Christmas party at London's Rosewood Hotel.

A Berry Royal Christmasaired on Monday 16 December at 8.30pm on BBC One.

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