Kate Middleton and Prince William"s royal tour: Giada de Laurentiis"s behind-the-scenes account

Kate Middleton and Prince William"s royal tour: Giada de Laurentiis"s behind-the-scenes account

“Probably the most exciting day of my life”: Giada de Laurentiis”s behind-the-scenes account of cooking for William and Kate

10:06 PM on 11th July 2011

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Moment to remember: Giada de Laurentiis prepared lunch for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racket Club on Saturday. She admitted she was nervous before meeting the Royal couple

Guests of honour: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on a three-day visit to California

Guests of honour: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on a three-day visit to California

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Hands-on: The star could be seen checking every detail as the food was prepared at an LA catering company

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Pressure: Ms de Laurentiis and her team began cooking over 24 hours before the actual event

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High volume: The chef admitted that she was not used to catering for so many people, and did not know if her recipes would translate to a scale of 3,500 portions

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Nervous excitement: Ms de Laurentiis herself carried out the Duke and Duchess”s main course, switching from heels to flats in case she tripped on the floor of the marquee as she served the sweetcorn lasagne

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