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Duchess of Cambridge signs up for cookery lessons ahead of moving into two-kitchen apartment

Kate Middleton has enlisted the help of The Little Paris Kitchen chef Rachel Khoo to sharpen her kitchen skills.

Patrica Murphy

Published 15/07/2014 | 14:40

Kate pictured at hands-on cooking class at the Quebec Tourism and Hotel Institute.
Kate pictured at hands-on cooking class at the Quebec Tourism and Hotel Institute.
Rachel Khoo: Twitter

The Duchess of Cambridge was the subject of much criticism when it was revealed she was to install not one, but two luxury kitchens in her Kensington Palace apartment but it seems she is anxious to make the most of the absolute luxury.

Clearly keen to whip up French inspired meals for Prince William and baby George, Kate attended a two week intensive cookery course with celebrity chef Rachel Khoo.

The Little Paris Kitchen chef revealed that the Duchess attended one of her basic cookery courses earlier this year and took home straight As.


Speaking to Woman magazine Khoo said: “Kate was in my class. She was a lovely person, but she kept herself to herself.”

As expected the cost of the exclusive class does not come cheap, and it’s believed Kate forked up over £1,600 (€2,016) to participate in the lessons at Leiths cookery school in London.

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The Royal couple recently installed a controversial 350sq ft kitchen in their Kensington apartment, which is believed to have cost the UK tax payer £170,000 (€214,000).

A second private kitchen, which was also installed for Kate’s personal use during the refurbishment of the apartment, was paid for out of the couple’s private funds.

The eye-boggling cost of the royal kitchens assures that they must be the stuff of dreams so it’s no surprise Kate was eager to learn how to whip up an equally dreamy or two for the boys.


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