Kate Middleton Shares the Sweet Tradition She Carries Out for Her Kids' Birthdays

During the BBC's A Berry Royal Christmas, Kate Middleton reportedly told Mary Berry she enjoys baking a cake for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

By Elyse Dupre Dec 16, 2019 1:05 PMTags
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Kate Middleton is the Duchess of Cambridge, a mother of three and apparently a bit of a baker.

During the BBC's special A Berry Royal Christmas, the 37-year-old royal revealed she enjoys making birthday cakes for her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

"I love making the cake," Kate told The Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry, who also appeared in the special, per Hello!. "It's become a bit of a tradition that I stay up 'til midnight with ridiculous amounts of cake mix and icing and I make far too much. But I love it." 

It looks like her little ones join in on some of the food fun, as well. When asked if she ever cooks with her children, Kate told the cookbook author they recently followed one of her pizza dough recipes. In fact, Kate suggested her youngest child is quite familiar with the culinary star.

"One of Louis' first words was 'Mary' because right at his height are all my cooking books in the kitchen bookshelf," she said, per the BBC. "And children are really fascinated by faces, and your faces are all over your cooking books and he would say 'That's Mary Berry'…So he would definitely recognize you if he saw you today."

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Prince William also appeared in the special. At one point, the Duke of Cambridge and Mary stopped by The  Passage—a resource center for people who are homeless—and served tea. During the visit, William spoke about how he would visit The Passage as a child with his mother Princess Diana.

"She realized that it's very important when you grow up, especially in the life we grew up in, that you realize life happens beyond palace walls and that you see real people struggling with real issues," he said, recalling the lessons she taught him during her lifetime.


William said he tries to share these same lessons with his children. 

"On the school run [with George and Charlotte]—I know it sounds a little bit contrite—but on the school run already, bear in mind they're 6 and 4, whenever we see anyone who's sleeping rough on the streets I talk about it and I point it out and I explain why and they're all very interested," he said. "They're like, 'Why is that person—why can't they go home?'"

Royal admirers can watch the A Berry Royal Christmas on Monday at 8:30 p.m. on BBC One.