Kate and William joke with each other while cooking meals at a special homeless project

Prince William and Duchess Kate had fun cooking up a storm in the kitchen of a youth homeless project in Yorkshire.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were visiting a project run by the homeless charity Centrepoint. Centrepoint had been one of Princess Diana's favorite causes and was later espoused by her eldest son.

The South Yorkshire project welcomed the Royal couple, who toured the premises and ventured into the kitchens to help prepare the mid-day meal for the denizens, reported The Daily Mail on November 14, 2018.

"Don’t be put off by the size of Catherine’s bread. They’re enough to wedge the door."

Prince William, The Daily Mail, November 14, 2018.


Prince William and Duchess Kate bustled around in the shelter's kitchen helping staff to prepare a meal for the 17 residents.

William stirred a large pot of spicy Omero’s Red Pepper and Chorizo soup, while the Duchess cut up the bread for lunch. The kitchen was lively and fun-filled, as she apologized for the ungainly slices, and he laughed at her. 


After he had finished stirring the soup, the Prince served up several bowls and carried the tray through to where two young residents and two members of staff were waiting for their lunch. The Prince apologized for the delay, saying:

‘Sorry to keep you waiting for your lunch — we’ve been talking too much as usual.’ 


There are an estimated 100,000 homeless young people in Britain, and these are just the ones who have asked for help. The real number may well be much higher. Centerpoint endeavors to offer the homeless young more than a temporary shelter.

In addition to accommodation and health care, Centrepoint makes sure the residents acquire the necessary support, and life skills to get them back into education, training, and employment.


The Royal couple joined the residents for lunch, enjoying a bowl of soup and chatting amicably to the young people and the staff members. They are promoting The Big Broth, a fundraising effort by Centrepoint.

The organization is selling the Omero’s Red Pepper and Chorizo soup at Waitrose & Partners shops across the country, and online. The proceed of the sales will be going towards feeding and housing the homeless.

The Dukes of Cambridge ended their day in a very different ambiance, as they attended the glamorous celebration of the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday.


The Duchess Kate's culinary skills were questioned by her own husband at a gala dinner at East Anglia's Children's Hospices.

The gala consisted of a five-course meal prepared by five Michelin starred chefs at the lavish Houghton Hall. Duchess Kate told the chefs that she was sure her husband was looking forward to a break from her cooking, and her smiling husband did not deny it but quipped:

"It's the reason I'm so skinny!"

The Dukes were guests of honor at the charity event which was dedicated to raising money for a new children's hospice.

Like the late Princess of Wales, the Prince and the Duchess have shown a special interest in the needs of vulnerable children and youths.

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