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Prince William reveals his favorite thing to cook (he cooks?!)

Prince William admits he's not much of a cook, but he revealed his signature dishes during a recent charity cooking competition.
/ Source: TODAY

Prince William admittedly is not much of a cook, but there are two dishes he likes to whip up on the rare occasions when he's making dinner for the family.

William, 35, was judging a charity cooking contest on Friday when host Angellica Bell, this year's winner of the British reality show "Celebrity MasterChef," asked him what he considers his signature dish.

Prince William revealed his two signature dishes while judging a charity cooking competition in London. Pool via Reuters

"I like a roast,'' he said. "So a bit of roast chicken or a steak. I like it medium rare. I like it quite alive."

Meats cooked rare probably aren't on the menu for the Duchess of Cambridge, who is four months pregnant with the couple's third child.

If William isn't the one preparing his favorite meal at home, it's probably Duchess Kate making it instead.

His younger brother, Prince Harry, told Newsweek in June that when he pops by their apartment at Kensington Palace, "the big sister he never had" often prepares roast chicken.

Meat for dinner seems to be a common theme among royal family, although Queen Elizabeth II doesn't put steak and roast chicken at the top of the list. She prefers "a relaxed meal of lamb, roast beef, mutton, grouse or salmon," but does enjoy "a Sunday roast after church.''

William made it sound like he isn't exactly setting up shop in the kitchen every night.

"I do like cooking, but I'm not very good,'' he said before the competition began.

That didn't stop him from judging two teams of chefs representing the host Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in London and the charity LandAid, which helps fight youth homelessness.

The two sides cooked up mackerel with sesame seeds, carrots and citrus dressing to Prince William's joking disappointment.

"Someone told me this was a bake-off, not a mackerel-off," he said. "I was expecting to get some chocolate cake."

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