Dame Mary Berry says Kate Middleton is 'giggly and confident'

Dame Mary Berry says Kate Middleton is ‘giggly, confident and will have a go at anything’ as she praises her ‘beautiful’ cupcake piping work

  • Speaking on This Morning, the 86-year-old said Kate is confident in the kitchen 
  • The baking queen praised the royal for her willingness to ‘have a go at anything’ 
  • The former Great British Bake Off judge recalled a time she was baking with Kate 

Dame Mary Berry has said the Duchess of Cambridge’s cupcake piping work was so ‘beautiful’ it rivalled her own.

Speaking on This Morning, the 86-year-old British baking queen said mother-of-three Kate, 39, who is based at Kensington Palace with her husband Prince William, is confident in the kitchen and praised her for her willingness to ‘have a go at anything’.

Host Holly Willoughby asked Dame Mary today: ‘You’ve cooked for some remarkable people, one of your favourite people you’ve ever cooked with is the Duchess of Cambridge, and you say that actually within the kitchen she’s very confident?’

Dame Mary confirmed: ‘She’s confident and she’s giggly and (says) “I don’t think I can’, but she does.”

The former Great British Bake Off judge recalled a time she was baking with Kate at the RHS Garden Wisley, a garden run by the Royal Horticultural Society in Surrey.

Dame Mary Berry (pictured) has said the Duchess of Cambridge’s cupcake piping work was so ‘beautiful’ it rivalled her own

The former Great British Bake Off judge recalled a time she was baking with Kate at the RHS Garden Wisley, a garden run by the Royal Horticultural Society in Surrey (pictured)

The event was part of the celebrity chef’s 2019 festive special, A Berry Royal Christmas, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the TV star on a number of royal visits and got to show off their culinary skills under Dame Mary’s watchful eye.

Dame Mary said: ‘I remember we were down at the RHS at Wisley and she was bringing her garden from Chelsea, the children’s garden and play centre.

‘She was piping cupcakes and they were just… if not better than mine, they were beautiful and she was laughing away and enjoying it. I think she’s a great person, she’ll have a go at anything.’

Host Holly Willoughby (pictured left with co-host Phillip Schofield) asked Dame Mary today: ‘You’ve cooked for some remarkable people, one of your favourite people you’ve ever cooked with is the Duchess of Cambridge, and you say that actually within the kitchen she’s very confident?’

The British baking star was recently made a dame for her culinary career which spans more than 50 years.

Dame Mary was awarded the honour, which also recognises her charity work, by the Prince of Wales during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle in October.

When asked about her plans to celebrate her damehood, she replied: ‘We’re going home for a sandwich and the children are coming tonight.’

Dame Mary said after the ceremony: ‘I’m extremely proud and honoured, I just wish my parents were here – they’re looking down and my children are quite excited.

‘My aim is to pass on the skill that I love so much, because everybody has to cook each day, whether it’s a student or whatever it is, you’ve got to feed yourself so why not learn to do it well and enjoy it.’

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