Prince William pays tribute to the Queen and Prince Philip

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Prince William has revealed that he learned the Royal recipe for serving the public from his grandparents, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

Speaking to food writer and TV cook Mary Berry as part of a BBC1 Christmas special, William tells warmly of how the Queen, who came to the throne when she was only 25, defied the challenges of ‘a man’s world’.

‘My grandmother becoming Queen at a very young age, in the days when it was a man’s world, it was very difficult for her to make a difference – and she’s done it in her own very unique, distinct way. And, you know, my grandmother and my grandfather together are the epitome of public service.

Pictured from left to right: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Nadiya Hussain and Mary Berry with their finished Christmas meringue roulades in the winter chalet at the Rosewood London Hotel

Pictured from left to right: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Nadiya Hussain and Mary Berry with their finished Christmas meringue roulades in the winter chalet at the Rosewood London Hotel

Pictured are the Duchess of Sussex, left, and Mary Berry, right, preparing to pipe icing in images release today. The celebrity cook joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on a number of royal visits for the BBC1 programme A Berry Royal Christmas

Pictured are the Duchess of Sussex, left, and Mary Berry, right, preparing to pipe icing in images release today. The celebrity cook joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on a number of royal visits for the BBC1 programme A Berry Royal Christmas

Prince William, left, praised the Queen today, which will provide a welcome boost, after the controversies swirling around Prince Andrew, the most challenging year since the so-called ‘annus horribilis’ of 1992

Prince William, left, praised the Queen today, which will provide a welcome boost, after the controversies swirling around Prince Andrew, the most challenging year since the so-called ‘annus horribilis’ of 1992

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‘And I personally get a lot out of helping people. I find that you hear and you understand and you learn so much more by giving a bit of your time, a bit of your day, to just be around.’

His praise will provide a welcome boost to the Queen, who has seen controversies swirling around Prince Andrew and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex create her most challenging year since the so-called ‘annus horribilis’ of 1992.

William is equally complimentary about his father, Prince Charles, and his late mother, Princess Diana. Chatting to Ms

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