Now she’s cooking: how ‘Shy Kate’ suddenly came into her own


Now she’s cooking: how ‘Shy Kate’ suddenly came into her own

A warm and chatty interview with TV cook Mary Berry revealed just how much the duchess has grown in confidence

Camilla Tominey

She has long been the royal that we see but rarely hear. Yet in a surprisingly candid collaboration with former Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry, the Duchess of Cambridge has revealed a little more of herself as she prepares to become the next Princess of Wales.

During the hour-long documentary, A Berry Royal Christmas, Kate lifted the lid on life behind the gates of Kensington Palace, telling the 84-year-old cookery queen about Prince Louis’s love of homegrown beetroot, and how she once forgot to put the lid on the blender, with disastrous results.

So what has prompted one of the House of Windsor’s most reticent members to suddenly give an unprecedented interview? And what does it tell us about her?..

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