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Knot bad – William and Kate learn the twist in pretzel lesson

Royals continue their ‘Brexit tour’ with a trip to a German market.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have tried their hand at making a tasty treat popular in Germany – pretzels.

William and Kate were given the culinary lesson when they visited the picturesque city of Heidelberg to celebrate the local culture, food and people.

They rolled the pastry into long sausage shapes and were then shown how to flick and cross them over in one movement to create the snack’s classic knot shape.

Local baker Andreas Gobes, part of a guild whose members put on the pastry display, said: “Catherine was a little bit more talented than William but they both did a great job.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour a traditional German market in the central square of Heidelberg (Chris Jackson/PA Wire/PA Images)

“This type of pretzel is a speciality for the region so we wanted to show them that.

“In this region it has a special shape – thin arms and a thick body – with salt and it’s red- brown colour.”

The cookery lesson was held in the city’s historic marktplatz where stalls celebrating local produce from beer to sweets was on display.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge try a traditional tipple (Chris Jackson/PA Wire/PA Images)

Kate, who wore a yellow Jenny Packham dress, stopped to chat to some of the residents enjoying the produce, while nearby hundreds lined the square behind barriers.

Earlier the couple had donned white coats for a visit to a top cancer research centre in the city.

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