Prince William to “have a word” with Mary Berry

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Prince William to “have a word” with Mary Berry

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Prince William said the rotating cake – in the shape of a jet engine – was “amazing”

Prince William has told Great British Bake Off runner-up Andrew Smyth that he “should have won” and added he is “going to have a word” with Mary Berry.

The Duke of Cambridge made the comments after being presented with a cake at Rolls-Royce in Derby, where Mr Smyth works as an aerospace engineer.

The rotating cake was made in the shape of a jet engine, and featured fan blades made from gingerbread.

During his visit to Derby, the prince also drove a train at Bombardier.

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The cake featured fan blades made from gingerbread

Mr Smyth chatted to the prince and demonstrated the cake rotating.

William told him: “Ah, you should have won. What”s going on? That”s amazing.

“I”m going to have a word with Mary [Berry]. You should have won.”

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A member of staff said the Duke of Cambridge, a qualified pilot, was “very good” at driving the train

The prince was making his first official visit to the city.

While at Bombardier he took control of a test model of one of the trains which will run on Crossrail, including the Elizabeth Line – named after his grandmother the Queen.

“Braking was sharp”

Test train driver Christopher Brittan said the royal driver seemed at ease with the unfamiliar controls.

“He was good – he”s a pilot isn”t he – so I gave him the basics, and the traction brake controller, but he was good. Controlled,” he said.

“We went up to 30mph.”

He added: “It was easy, smooth, fast – his braking was sharp. He was very good.”

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Prince William beamed as he drove the Crossrail train at speeds of up to 30mph at the Bombardier carriage works
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William”s father, Prince Charles, was shown how to drive a London Underground train when he visited Bombardier in 2012

The prince was also presented with personalised Rolls-Royce shirts for his children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The prince also met volunteers and clients at the Padley Development Centre for people with complex needs.

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The prince was presented with personalised Rolls-Royce shirts for Prince George and Princess Charlotte