Some kids have sweet tooths; others, salty. But Princess Charlotte? She likes things hot curries!
The Duchess Kate revealed the surprising tidbit on Oct. 2 while attending a special reception at the Aga Khan Centre in King’s Cross, London ahead of her official visit to Pakistan with the Duke of Cambridge from Oct. 14 to 18.
At the event, which was attended by British Pakistani celebrities such as 2017 MasterChef winner Dr. Saliha Mahmood Ahmed, the couple spoke of their excitement at trying food on tour. It was mentioned Kate has a fondness for making curries. The only problem? She often has to create two versions: One for adults and another for her three kids.
“It’s so hard cooking curry with the family, though. The children have a portion with no spice, yours is medium,” she said to William, according to various outlets. “And I quite like it hot.”
She added: “Charlotte is pretty good with heat.”
The 37-year-old made her predilection for heat known back in 2016 ahead of her royal tour to India with William, where her husband also admitted he can only handle “medium heat.”
“Me and heat, not so good,” he said on Oct. 2. “I love spice, but not heat."
Hilariously, journalist Sarfraz Manzoor later told other reporters he was joking with William over his lack of ability to handle heat.
“They were saying he likes medium spice,” Sarfraz said, according to E! News. “I don’t think that exists in Pakistan.”
Charlotte’s adventurous taste buds were made apparent in the summer when Kate told students at Lavender Primary School that Prince George and Charlotte love lending a hand in the kitchen.
Kate shared that Charlotte, in particular, loves olives and concocting special cheesy pasta dishes with her big brother.
"The Government and the people of Pakistan warmly welcome the announcement of the Royal Visit by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Pakistan this year," the High Commissioner for Pakistan to the United Kingdom, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, said in a statement.
He added the upcoming trip is a “reflection of the importance the United Kingdom attaches to its relations with Pakistan. The two countries enjoy historical links which both sides wish to strengthen further."
Good luck with hot food on tour, William!