Kate Middleton Shared Her Very Controversial Pizza Topping Preference

Could you share a pie with the Duchess?

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Pizza: It's amazing. Just ask, well, you know, literally anyone ever—even members of the royal family (opens in new tab). It's hard to imagine the royals eating a commoner food (opens in new tab) like pizza, but they do, (remember when someone ordered a ton of pizza at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding (opens in new tab)?). In fact, they eat pizza (opens in new tab) often enough to have strong (and, in some cases, kind of controversial) opinions about pizza toppings.

Earlier this week, Kate Middleton (opens in new tab) visited the Islington community garden in north London, where she met with fans, including a group of pizza-loving kids. Kate took some time (opens in new tab) during her visit to make pizzas with the kids and engage in some toppings-related small talk.

In a video shared on Twitter by Daily Mail royal correspondent and all-around royal expert Rebecca English (opens in new tab), Kate can be overheard talking about her preference for bacon over pepperoni as a pizza topping. The real controversy isn't in the preference itself, but in Kate's reason (opens in new tab): She thinks pepperoni is a spicy meat, apparently:

The Duchess of Cambridge's answer set off a bit of an uproar on Twitter, where people were thrown into existential crises (opens in new tab) over the fact that Kate Middleton thinks pepperoni is spicy (opens in new tab). The collective confusion is enough to make you almost miss what is perhaps the best part of the video, however: When a little girl asks Kate if the Queen has ever had pizza.

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"That is such a good question," Kate replied. "I don't know. I don't know...maybe next time I see her I should ask." 

Also ask what her favorite toppings are and if she thinks pepperoni is spicy, please.

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Kayleigh Roberts
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