On June 21, Prince William clocked in his 35th birthday. And according to palace sources, the dad-of-two marked the milestone privately, surrounded by his loved ones.
While his granny recently had a very public birthday with Trooping the Color, William decided to stay with his immediate family behind closed doors. Palace insiders told Hello! magazine that the birthday boy was with his wife Catherine and their two kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The tight family "tucked into a birthday cake and a meal," the publication reported.
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It's likely that Catherine whipped up the feast, though she has joked in the past that, "William has to put up with my cooking most of the time!" At the time, William was quick to chime in, joking: "It's the reason I'm so skinny!"
That doesn't mean the Duchess doesn't know a thing or two in the kitchen—after all, she famously served up her grandmother's chutney as a Christmas gift to the Queen.
"I can remember being at Sandringham, for the first time, at Christmas," Kate revealed in a documentary released to coincide with the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations. "And I was worried what to give the Queen as her Christmas present. I was thinking, 'Gosh, what should I give her?' I thought back to what would I give my own grandparents and I thought, 'I'll make her something,' which could have gone horribly wrong, but I decided to make my granny’s recipe of chutney."
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Admitting she was "slightly worried about it," Kate revealed that the chutney featured in the Christmas meal the following day, noting that it showed the Queen's "thoughtfulness and her care in looking after everybody."
In fact, Kate's prowess in the kitchen shouldn't be that much of a shock. According to former Kensington Palace chef Carolyn Robb, she's a pro.
"You have to remember that she’s not royal," the chef told Racked a couple of years back. "She comes from a normal background and a normal home where she’s always cooked for herself. And what I’ve always heard is that William enjoys spending time with her family because they just eat together at the kitchen table like a normal family. I’m sure that that’s what they still do," she told the site.
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And normal family life is just how the Cambridges like to spend their time. For Princess Charlotte's second birthday in May, the family invited friends and family over for "a little party."
William and Kate have both had busy weeks. Recently, the entire gang—including George and Charlotte—attended the Queen's official birthday at Trooping the Color. William also joined his grandmother to the site of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London, before the majority of the royal family stepped out for Ascot on June 20.
We wouldn't be surprised if the pair, who've been married for five years, opted for some takeaway. While Catherine would always go for curry, it's a tougher decision for the man of the moment.
"It's a real conundrum when it comes to [takeaway]—pizza, curry, or Chinese," William said during a BBC radio chat earlier this year.
"You do struggle for choice," his wife remarked, with William explaining, "I'm not so good with the spicy food!"
If all else fails, we're sure Kate can cook you up something nice, William!
This post was written by Chloe Lal. For more, check out our sister site Now To Love.
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