TV chef Rachel had classmate with royal touch

Kate Middleton

By Laura Elston

TV CHEF Rachel Khoo has revealed she once took a cookery course with Kate Middleton.

Khoo, who found fame on the popular BBC2 series The Little Paris Kitchen, even took notes for the now Duchess of Cambridge when she fell ill during the two weeks of classes at the prestigious Leith's School of Food and Wine in London.

The cookery star told Woman magazine: "I did a two-week basic cookery course years ago and Kate was in my class."


"Kate was ill for a few days, so I took notes for her....She was a lovely person but she kept herself to herself."

The Cambridges have added a second kitchen to their home in Kensington Palace's Apartment 1A, wanting a private family one in addition to the existing 350 sq ft kitchen.

Kate has been dubbed 'Three kitchens Kate' after it was reported that another new kitchen was also to be installed at the couple's country home Anmer Hall in place of the €63k designer one already there.

Leiths Enthusiasts Courses range from €139 for a masterclass in knife skills to €2,977 for a three-week essential cooking course.