The Duchess of Cambridge has opened up about the "chaos" that descends on her family life when three-year-old Prince George joins her in the kitchen. Kate and her husband Prince William were invited to watch a baking demonstration while visiting Youthscape charity in Luton.
Some of the teenagers who are supported by the charity were busy cooking up some tasty chocolate crispie cakes featuring margarine, sugar, golden syrup, cocoa powder, drinking chocolate and Rice Crispies.
"So what are you making? This smells seriously good," Kate told the group of young people. "What are you putting in? Is this just chocolate? Golden syrup? Good, good."
"When I try to do this with George at home, chocolate and the golden syrup goes everywhere," she said. "He makes so much mess. It's chaos."
William, who admitted he has a sweet tooth, said: "It smells very good in here. I think I've got time for just one. Can I try one?"
He took a mouthful of the treat and tore off a small piece for his wife, who nibbled on it and gave her royal seal of approval, saying it was "delicious".
The 34-year-old Duchess, who looked radiant in a blue and white L.K. Bennett dress, also opened up about her childhood. She approached a group of young people who were playing the card game UNO at the charity's new centre, and revealed that it was one of her family's favourite games and that she used to frequently play it with her brother James and sister Pippa.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte's mum also revealed her latest summer read – The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Kate, William and their children have just returned from a holiday in France. This is the Duke and Duchess' first engagement after a month off and they marked their return to royal duties by raising awareness about mental health in Luton.
Youthscape charity, their first engagement of the day, specialises in young people's social, emotional and spiritual development.
The second engagement took the couple to Keech Hospice, a hospice for adults and children. William and Kate visited the children's unit where they met Joanie Dow, four-and-half, her mum Suzanne Dow and Keech play specialist Jennie Collier in the sensory play area. The warmly-lit room has shells, coloured spaghetti and other tactile toys for children.
Suzanne said about Kate: "She said 'George likes his spaghetti as well, he'd love to get messy'. They were asking about Joanie's condition, if I had any more children and what Keech means to us.
"She had a very empathetic look on her face when I explained that Joanie had a cardiac arrest and open heart surgery at ten months old. But she said she looks full of beans and I said 'she is'."