We've all developed a new-found love of bread since Covid-19 hit our shores, with many of us trying our hand at baking sourdoughs, soda breads, banana breads and more.
But Prince William and Kate Middleton got stuck into an even more ambitious bake when they visited a famed bakery on London's Brick Lane for a spot of bagel making.
The couple were busy visiting businesses around the capital, and made a special stop at Beigel Bake, a spot renowned for its authentic Jewish-style bagels filled with classic fillings like salmon and salt beef.
While there, the couple donned bright red aprons and got to work, kneading, shaping and cutting 7¼ lb piles of dough to make no less than 30 4oz beigels. Ever the competitors, the couple went head to head when making their bagels.
When judging William's finished work, Elias Cohen, whose father Amnon founded the bakery in 1974, said: "Not bad. I think Kate wins!" "We'll go with that," William quipped. "The usual story."
Kate chose a perfect late summer outfit for the occasion, stepping out in a stunning scarlet floral dress by Beulah London that she was first spotted in back in May. The sophisticated midi dress – the Calla Rose style – features an elegant floral pattern in a pale shade of white that covers the entire dress.
Cinched at the waist with a delicate tie, the voluminous sleeves give the silhouette a modern note, and adds an edgy touch to the otherwise feminine shape. Made from silk, it flows beautifully and effortlessly flatters.
The striking white collar contrasts perfectly with the rich pattern, while the intricately embroidered cuffed wrists add another layer of detail to the fabulous dress.
She accessorised her look with a pair of pointed toed court shoes, in a charming rose nude shade by Ralph Lauren, as well as Missoma earrings featuring rose-toned gemstones in a hammered gold casing. As always these days, Kate wore her Amika pink floral face mask on her trip.
She wore her brown locks in a full and bouncy blow dry, while her makeup was kept fresh and natural, with rosy pink tones to play up the sweet colours in her outfit.