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Irish Mirror
Jennifer Newton

Kate Middleton has special talent that's not shared by William she puts to use at home

It's been a busy week for the Prince and Princess of Wales who have been out and about on solo engagements.

But once their duties are done, both Prince William and Kate retreat to the comfort of their new home Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor estate.

And there is no doubt many royal fans will have long pondered about what they are like behind closed doors - and if they throw themselves into household chores.

However, William has revealed that his wife has a special talent that she puts to use during their downtime - although he's not so good at it.

Prince William and his wife Kate last year in Wales (PA)

His admission came earlier this week when he helped out in the kitchen at a charity that specialises in conflict resolution.

He met staff, volunteers and young carers who look after relatives during the visit to Together as One and helped chef Kevin Muhammad and a team of young people prepare chicken teriyaki.

And he proudly told them: "Catherine is a very good cook."

He then admitted although he's good at breakfasts and can do "a mean" steak "my sauces come out quite dry or lumpy – I’ve got to work on those".

Prince William taking part in a cooking lesson earlier this week (PA)

William then took off his jacket to don an apron to help the group with their chicken dish by pouring a bowl of pre-cooked noodles into the wok of simmering poultry.

Previously, Kate opened up about her husband's cooking skills during a special BBC programme with TV chef and baker Mary Berry.

She told the former Bake Off star: "In our university days he used to cook all sorts of meals - I think that was when he was trying to impress me, Mary.

Kate cooks with former Bake Off Mary Berry (BBC/Shine TV/Kensington Palace)

"Things like Bolognese, sauces and things like that.”

But she downplayed her own culinary talents by adding: "William has to put up with my cooking most of the time now", with the prince quipping: "It’s the reason I’m so skinny!"

Kate then explained: "We grow our own vegetables too.

"We’ve got carrots, beans, beetroot - a massive favourite. Louis absolutely loves beetroot."

And she also revealed her love of baking - and how on the birthdays of her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, she likes nothing better than baking them their own cake.

She shared: "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 icing and I make far too much. But I love it."

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