Kate Middleton reveals she was a TERRIBLE waitress at uni but William tried to impress her with his cooking


KATE Middleton has revealed she worked as a waitress at university but was terrible at the job.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, helps Mary Berry, 84, whip up some festive cocktails on BBCs A Berry Royal Christmas, and says its not the first time she has carried a tray of drinks. 

Kate Middleton revealed she waitressed while at the University of St Andrews but ‘was terrible’

On the show, which airs on Monday night, the royal mum-of-three can be seen shaking up a cranberry, lime juice and bitter lemon mocktail in Liverpool. 

Kate jokes: This is when you make sure you put the lid on. I did this with a spinach soup once and forgot to put the lid on it, and we ended up with spinach soup on the ceiling.

After making a tray of the delicious-looking drinks, Kate tells the former Bake Off chef: Reminds me of my university days when I did a bit of waitressing.

Mary replies: Were you good? to which Kate laughs: No, I was terrible.

Kate and William appear on BBCs A Berry Royal Christmas with Mary Berry

Thankfully the duchess manages to stay composed as she hands out the cocktails to women at people at The Brink, the UKs first dry bar set up by Action on Addiction. 

Prince William later joins Kate, Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain and Mary for a mini contest to whip up the best roulade, and it revealed the duke used to try and impress Kate at university with his cooking. 

Mary asks Kate: Does William ever cook for you?

The duchess replies: He sometimes does actually. Hes very good at breakfast.

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

Kate said William tried to impress her at uni with his cooking

Kate revealed that her children, Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis one, have inherited their parent’s love of food.

Mary asks Kate if she cooks with the kids, and the duchess reveals they actually made a recipe of Marys recently at Kensington Palace. 

Kate said: I really enjoy it. For them be creative, for them to try and be as independent as possible with it. 

Actually one of the last things we cooked together was your pizza dough. We made pizzas.

Smiling, Mary said: Did you? Did it work? and the royal mum replies: It did work, they loved it.

And in fact, Prince Louis, who was born in April 2018, actually said Mary as his first word. 

The duchess reveals she made a recipe of Marys pizza dough with her kids at Kensington Palace.

Kate told a delighted Mary: I have to tell you, one of Louis first words was his version of Mary.

Because right at his height are all our cooking books in the kitchen, and children are always fascinated by faces and your faces are all over your cooking books, and he would say thats Mary Berry and so one of his first words was Mary.

Beaming, Mary said she was very flattered.

Kate added that her family like to get hands on when it comes to food at the palace. 

Kate said Louis’ first word was his version of ‘Mary’ after the former Bake Off judge

The duchess told Mary that her family grow their own vegetables at the palace

She said: We grow our own vegetables. Weve got carrots, beans, beetroot – a massive favourite of Louis, he absolutely loves beetroot.

Charlotte obviously loves her Charlotte potatoes.

Kate also told the famous cook that its a family tradition in her household for her to make all the birthday cakes for her three tots.

She told Mary: I love making the cake and its become a bit of a tradition that I stay up until midnight with ridiculous amounts of cake mix and icing, far too much but I love it.

A Berry Royal Christmas, will air on December 16, at 8.30pm on BBC One.

We shared how the Royal Family shared a recipe of festive cinnamon stars with fans on Instagram.

Meanwhile, a former royal chef has revealed exactly what it is like to work in the kitchens at Buckingham Palace, and the type of foods the Queen wishes to avoid.

We also revealed the hilarious names the Queen’s grandchildren use to address her and the secret signal she uses when she wants to leave a function.