Prince William recently served as a judge at a cook-off event, held to raise funds benefitting homeless youth. Sure, Wills is smart, philanthropic, and not bad to look at. But, did the royal really have the credentials to comment upon others' cooking skills? You be the judge:
When asked whether he has Top Chef-level skills of his own, the royal dad came clean. "I do like cooking, but I’m not very good,” he shared, before revealing what's on the menu when he cooks. "I like a roast. So a bit of roast chicken or a steak,” William said. So, how does a prince like his meat cooked? “I like it medium rare. I like it quite alive.”
Well, then! In that case, it's probably best if the royal's wife Kate Middleton opts for takeout or sticks to the ginger biscuits when her husband is cooking. As People pointed out, pregnant women aren't exactly encouraged to chow down on undercooked meat.
But, for the record: The event's cook-off saw chefs whipping up mackerel with citrus dressing, sesame seeds, and carrots. We hope the prince took notes: Atlantic mackerel is rich in vitamins, and some doctors recommend it for expectant moms.
And while Wills may not be the next Graham Elliot, we were totally kidding about his fitness to serve at the benefit. A champion of homeless youth (just like his mother Princess Diana was!), the royal is a benefactor of the charity Centrepoint, which supports the cause. And, he's knowledgeable on the topic.
In a passionate speech he made at the cook-off, William remarked: “Homelessness affects every single community across the country. Shelters' figures this month must shock us all — at least 1 in 200 people in this country sleep rough or do not have a secure home... When I meet young people in this situation, I see the very human face of this outrageous statistic, I hear the individual stories of young people who have lived through, or are living through, this situation now. I am determined to do what I can to help end the situation."
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