If it's true that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, Prince William is about to fall in love with Kate Middleton all over again. A source tells Us Weekly that the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, 31, has been taking cooking classes from the couple's new housekeeper, Antonella Fresolone.
Fresolone, the insider says, worked for 13 years at Buckingham Palace, where she was well-known for her "delicious" Italian cooking. (Among her specialties? Homemade pasta and freshly baked bread.) The Duke and his wife hired her three weeks ago, during which time she has been teaching mom-to-be Middleton how to make "a number of new dishes" in the small kitchen at Nottingham Cottage.
The expectant royal has been indulging her domestic side more and more in recent weeks, as her July due date grows ever closer. Earlier this month, she was spotted shopping for decor for the home she shares with Prince William. And on Saturday, she and her husband spent a "lazy weekend" together in London. (The Duke took a train up from Anglesey, Wales, to be with his wife before his royal engagements this week, which include a conference on illegal wildlife trade and the XXXVII Ordinary Union of European Football Associations Congress.)
The royal couple recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary. Following a trip to the Harry Potter and Batman exhibits at Warner Bros. Studios, they enjoyed a romantic dinner in London.