Duke of Cambridge Prince William is feeling the heat in the kitchen! When the 36-year-old royal helped prepare meals for London’s homeless at The Passage charity on Wednesday, February 13, he started to get a little anxious about his work because he felt like he was running out of time to get everything done.

“Are we meant to get through this before 12 o’clock? We’ve got 10 minutes to do all this,” he told two fellow volunteers while pointing to a big bucket of carrots that needed to be peeled, according to a new Twitter video shared by Express reporter Richard Palmer. Since William knew that he wasn’t the only one worried about the time, he tried to lighten the mood by referencing a judge on the UK cooking competition show The Great British Bake-Off. “I feel like Mary Berry’s going to pop out in a minute and tell us we’re being too slow,” he laughed. 

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Not surprisingly, William’s cheeky joke elicited smiles from the other volunteers working in the kitchen. After they finished their prep work, the father-of-three helped make spaghetti bolognese and later helped serve the dish to homeless men and women visiting the charity’s resource center.

William’s latest visit to The Passage was a very special one since he was recently named the organization’s new royal patron and his late mother, Princess Diana, also previously worked with the charity in the early 1990s.

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“The visits I made as a child to this place left a deep and lasting impression on me — about how important it is to ensure that everyone in our society, especially the poorest, are treated with respect, dignity and kindness, and are given the opportunities to fulfill their potential in life,” William said in a 2016 interview about working with The Passage.

Now that William knows how to expertly make spaghetti bolognese, perhaps the duke will whip up the dish for his wife, Kate Middleton, and their three adorable kiddos at Kensington Palace for dinner sometime!

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