As a member of the British royal family, Princess Kate has to be very careful about the things she eats or doesn’t eat while she’s in public. That’s because she doesn’t want to take the chance of accidentally offending anyone during one of her royal engagements or worse, get caught eating something that she might not like. Kate knows that with a dozen or more photographers capturing her every move, she has to be very careful, especially when it comes to eating in public.
With that being said, it’s well known that the Duchess of Cambridge loves to indulge in some of her favorite foods behind palace doors. She might also be the first royal to ever order a pizza right after giving birth to the future King of England, too. And if she’s not eating pizza, there’s a chance that she’s chowing down on a cheeseburger or eating sweets when no one is around.
That’s why many believe that she might not be sticking to the royal rule book, especially when it comes to her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and their diets. From cereal to popcorn and even curry, here are some of the not-so-royal foods Princess Kate lets her kids eat!
14 Kellogg’s Cereal And Apple Juice For Breakfast
It’s no doubt that many kids love to start their mornings with their favorite brand of sugary cereal before they head off to school. And it looks like Kate Middleton doesn’t mind serving every child’s favorite breakfast for her two royal children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, either.
As a matter of fact, the Duchess of Cambridge was once "spotted stocking up on Kellogg’s cereal and apple juice" during a shopping trip. It’s fast, it’s convenient, and above all, it’s a breakfast staple that kids love. And while she doesn’t mind pouring her child a bowl of Frosted Flakes in the morning, Kate Middleton likes to start her day a bit differently. She ordered "scrambled eggs and smoked salmon while staying on the Pacific Island of Tavanipupu" with Prince William back in 2012.
13 Snack Attack
Kate Middleton might have one of the most enviable figures in the celebrity world, but she also likes to enjoy a tasty, calorific treat from time to time. The Duchess of Cambridge was once spotted digging in to some popcorn while watching an NBA game in Brooklyn with her husband, Prince William. They weren’t very shy about snacking in public, as they finished their popcorn to the very last bite, too!
Plus, who doesn’t love a good bowl of popcorn during family movie nights on Friday evenings? The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have both admitted that their children are huge fans of animated shows like ‘Peppa Pig.’ There’s a good chance that Kate allows her children to snack on a big bowl of popcorn while they are watching their favorite television shows.
12 Biscuits And Tea Time
There’s no denying that Brits love their afternoon teatime. And if there’s something they love more than their tea, it’s enjoying a good biscuit or two as well. Kate Middleton has been spotted enjoying a nice cup of tea and enjoying a brew on plenty of different occasions. It’s a long running British tradition, after all.
And while Prince George and Princess Charlotte might be too young to enjoy tea time right now, there’s no doubt that they like to indulge in an occasional biscuit (or cookie) once in awhile, too. After all, there aren’t many children who would say no to a large chocolate chip cookie. While Prince William and Kate Middleton are enjoying their tea, it’s safe to say that Prince George and Princess Charlotte get to enjoy their treats!
11 Ice Cream With A Scoop Of Controversy
Every child loves to cool down on a warm summer day with a scoop of ice cream and Prince George and Princess Charlotte are no different. As a matter of fact, even Kate Middleton loves to enjoy pudding as a dessert alongside whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. That’s why she often allows her children to enjoy the cool treat, too.
Yet, this sweet treat has gotten the royals in some trouble. Back in 2014, the royal family were even caught in a controversy of their own when Prince George was photographed holding up an ice cream treat for their family dog, Lupo. It was a sweet gesture, but many animal rights activists advised that dogs should not be given meals that are meant for human consumption. Many dairy items like milk can be difficult for animals to digest.
10 Curry And Spice And Everything Nice
Prince William and Kate Middleton might be the future King and Queen of England, but that doesn’t mean they don’t get to enjoy an occasional take out meal once in awhile. In fact, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge once admitted that spicy curry dishes are their takeout of choice. Kate says it’s one of her favorite things to cook. Prince William also likes to eat vegetable kebabs and lentil curry.
Knowing how much their parents love curry, there’s a good chance that Prince George and Princess Charlotte have perhaps sampled a little of their parents’ dinner from time to time. And while it does take some time to acquire the taste of curry, there’s a strong possibility that George and Charlotte might end up loving it as much as their parents do.
9 Bangers And Mash And Toad In The Hole
There’s a good reason why one of the first things Kate Middleton did as the Duchess is completely renovate her kitchen at Anmer Hall. That’s because she’s a dedicated cook who loves to whip up tasty dinners for her royal family. It’s been reported that Kate loves to cook both bangers and mash and toad in the hole for Prince William and their two children.
For those unfamiliar with toad in the hole, it’s a dish of sausages in batter that is served with onion gravy. And seeing how much the Duke and Duchess love it, there’s a strong possibility that young Prince George might be requesting it for dinner, too. After all, if there’s one dinner that a toddler like George would want to eat, it would be a toad in the hole. Not only does it sound delicious, but also fun to request, too!
8 The Burger King And Queen
A lot of people love to indulge in some of their guiltiest pleasures once in awhile. And of course, the royal family is no different. Reports indicate that Kate and William love to BBQ with their friends and family and have even hosted BBQ parties while they were still living in Anglesey.
What’s more, the Duchess is known to have ordered a burger at her local pub while she was still living in Wales. Both she and William even order their favorite cheeseburgers at an upscale American-themed restaurant in London. Seeing how much they love their burgers, there’s a good chance that George and Charlotte love them, too. They might be future leaders of the royal family, but it’s hard for just about anyone to resist a juicy, flame broiled burger. The royal family is no different!
7 Cakes, Brownies And More!
Kate Middleton has openly admitted that she has a royal sweet tooth. During a trip to Fortnum, she even proclaimed that she has a huge love for chocolate. She’s been spotted sampling freshly baked brownies, cakes and even ice cream during her royal engagements with Prince William. At one time she even finished her meal with a pistachio soufflé at an upscale restaurant in London.
Just like many other mothers, Kate Middleton might be the kind of parent that uses sweet treats to reward their children after a good deed is done. Many parents allow their children to indulge in a scoop of ice cream or a piece of cake once they’ve managed to clear their plates during dinner. And seeing how much the royal family loves their sweets, Prince George and Princess Charlotte probably get to enjoy their favorite cakes, candies and cookies more than just a few times a week.
6 Pizza Party At The Palace
Kate Middleton surprised the world after she gave birth to her son, Prince George, the future King of England back in 2013: she ordered pizza! Media outlets reported that the Duchess ordered her favorite take out pizza and had it delivered to the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London shortly after Prince George’s birth back in 2013.
Plus, there aren’t many people in this world who openly admit to not liking pizza. Seeing how much Kate Middleton craved pizza while she was in the hospital, it wouldn’t be surprising if she and Prince William secretly ordered it for delivery at Kensington Palace from time to time. They might be royals, but even Kate, William, George and Charlotte like to have a pizza party at the palace once in awhile!
5 Let Them Eat Cake!
What child doesn’t love cake, especially if their mother lets them eat it for breakfast? Kate Middleton once revealed that Prince George loves ordering cake. And while no one knows if his preferred flavor is chocolate, vanilla or strawberry, Prince George had a special tea party during his 3rd birthday, when his parents made sure that there was plenty of cake for both the birthday boy and his special guests.
And while Prince George’s preferred breakfast is cereal with sliced bananas on top, Princess Kate did once admit that she let him eat a piece of cake for breakfast. This, of course, doesn't surprise many people. As the future King of England, Prince George can surely eat whatever he wants, even if it is cake first thing in the morning!
4 Varieties Of Smoothies
There have been reports that say Princess Kate is a huge fan of fresh, organic fruit and vegetables. And as a result, she also loves enjoying smoothies from time to time. The royal mother was even photographed enjoying her fair share of smoothies and raw coconuts during her public appearances with her husband, Prince William. Smoothies often make great meal substitutes or refreshing drinks on hot summer days.
Seeing how much Kate Middleton loves smoothies on-the-go, there’s a good chance that she likes to prepare them for Prince George and Princess Charlotte, too. As many mothers know, the best way to get your children to eat their unwanted vegetables is to sneak them inside their smoothies. If it works for millions of moms, then this trick surely has to work for Kate, too!
3 Grandmother’s Secret Chutney Recipe
Reports say that Kate Middleton once made her grandmother’s chutney recipe for none other than Queen Elizabeth. During her first Christmas with the royals, Kate put her cooking skills to the test by preparing chutney for the Queen. And according to the princess, it was a huge hit at the Christmas table that year. And if it’s good enough for Her Majesty, than it’s definitely good enough for George and Charlotte, too!
For those unfamiliar with the recipe, chutney is not only Kate Middleton’s favorite family recipe, but a well-loved dish throughout Britain, too. Many times chutneys are comprised of fruit, vinegar and sugar that is cooked down to a reduction. Often times ham, pork and fish are mixed in, too. The dish originated in India and is popular in South America, the Caribbean and English-speaking world.
2 Decadent Brownies
Not only is Kate Middleton a huge fan of all things that are sugary and sweet, but she also has a soft spot for delicious, warm and straight out-of-the-oven brownies, too. Princess Kate even once admitted that she loves to make homemade brownies at home with her son Prince George.
Kate reportedly even told ‘The Great British Bake-Off’s Mary Berry, “I'm a big fan of your cookbooks and your cakes." Seeing how much she loves to bake, there’s a good chance that Kensington Palace often smells like a warm batch of freshly made brownies. It might not be something that Queen Elizabeth is used to, but it’s great to know that Prince George and Princess Charlotte are enjoying all the sweeter things in life during their royal but very delicious childhoods.
1 Shepard’s Pie
According to the royal chef, Prince William’s favorite dish since he was a small child has always been cottage pie. And for his wife Kate Middleton, she’s always loved a good serving of every Brit’s favorite classic dish, Shepard’s Pie. Seeing how much they love their homemade favorites, it wouldn’t be surprising if both Prince George and Princess Charlotte tucked into a piece of their parents’ delicious pie once in awhile, too.
What’s more, Kensington Palace’s royal chef Darren McGrady once said that in addition to Shepard’s Pie, the British royal family also loves roasted chicken, homemade fish fingers and lamb. With all of these great options at the palace, it’s no wonder that the royals love to eat and enjoy the best meals that Kensington Palace has to offer.
Sources: People.com, Popsugar.com, UsWeekly.com, HelloMagazine.com, TheDailyMail.co.uk