Kate Middleton Is Teaching Prince George and Princess Charlotte How to Cook

Kate Middleton is reportedly teaching her oldest two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, how to cook. The Duchess of Cambridge is making sure her children have practical life skills.

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Royals are most definitely not just like us, but Kate Middleton (opens in new tab) is working to make sure her kids are at least a little more like the rest of us than they strictly have to be.

The Duchess of Cambridge is already teaching her oldest two children, Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3, one very important life skill: How to cook.

During a visit to the Lavender Primary School this week, Kate revealed (opens in new tab) the little tidbit to guests. According to People (opens in new tab), Matthew Kleiner-Mann, chief executive of the Ivy Learning Trust, relayed Kate's reveal (opens in new tab) about George and Charlotte (opens in new tab) going to work in the kitchen to reporters:

"She was telling us how much her children love cooking and how they cook for her. They made cheesy pasta the other day. One stirs the flour, one puts the milk and butter in. And they make salads and stuff."

Kate's trip to the Lavender Primary School was part of her work to support Children’s Mental Health Week (opens in new tab) and one of her favorite charities, Place2Be (opens in new tab).

As Kensington Palace pointed out on Twitter, this year's Children's Mental Health Week is focusing on the connection between physical health (including nutrition) and mental health, so it makes sense that Kate was talking about putting George and Charlotte (opens in new tab) to work in the kitchen.

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Place2Be also shared highlights from the event on Twitter (opens in new tab), explaining that Kate was listening (opens in new tab) to stories of "how pupils, parents and staff stay 'Healthy: Inside and Out.'"

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"It’s interesting how food and energy and how you feel work together," Kate said (opens in new tab) during the visit. "It’s amazing the connection between physical and mental well-being."

Kayleigh Roberts
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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.