"I'm chopping up carrots with an enormous bread knife – this is going to go well," William joked during Wednesday's visit to a homelessness charity
Meghan Markle is definitely the cook in this royal family!
Prince William sported an apron as he helped prepare spaghetti bolognese during his Wednesday visit to The Passage, the UK’s largest resource center for homeless and insecurely housed people. However, the 36-year-old royal made it clear that he wasn’t a pro in the kitchen.
“I’m chopping up carrots with an enormous bread knife – this is going to go well,” he said sarcastically. “This isn’t going to go well.”
The royal dad of three added as he peeled the carrots, “So far, so good. My fingernails might go at this point.”
Mick Clarke, the organization’s chief executive, said The Passage was considering making a cookbook, not unlike the collection of recipes William’s sister-in-law Meghan helped create with members of the Hubb Community Kitchen to benefit victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
However, the prince said he doesn’t share Meghan’s culinary talent.
“You don’t want any of my recipes – they are not worth being written in a book,” William explained. “They are not very healthy either – a few burgers and pizzas.”
William also spoke of his concern for the homeless during the winter.
“I always worry when I hear the snow forecast in London,” he said.
Ahead of William’s visit to The Passage on Wednesday, it was announced that he has become the organization’s Royal Patron.
William has visited the charity on a number of occasions since 1993, when he first visited with his late mother, Princess Diana. His name is even in their guest book from that visit, right under his mother’s.
Those childhood visits, William said during a May 2016 visit to The Passage, made an impact on him and his brother, Prince Harry.
“The visits I made as a child to this place left a deep and lasting impression upon me – about how important it is to ensure that everyone in our society, especially the poorest, are treated with respect, dignity and kindness, and are given the opportunities to fulfill their potential in life,” he shared.
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Meghan’s project, Together: Our Community Cookbook became a bestseller and has already made an astonishing difference for the kitchen. Instead of just two days a week, the Hubb Community Kitchen is open for seven. The kitchen is also now preparing 200 meals a day, which are delivered to local groups, including elderly people’s homes, homeless shelters and women’s refuges.
Meghan, 37, visited in November to see how the funds from the cookbook are being put to good use — the kitchen has already been completely redesigned and re-fitted.
The new facilities provide “a safe and professional space for the women to cook, gather and run activities within their community,” Meghan’s office at Kensington Palace says.