PRINCESS Kate ended the jam and cream cake debate – but Prince William disagreed.
The royals met for a special afternoon tea with NHS Charities Together in the garden of St Thomas’ Hospital in London on Tuesday.
To celebrate 75 years of healthcare, the charity’s supporters surprised guests at the tea party with a special performance.
Kate, 41, stunned in a blue pleated dress with white polka dots as she splashed icing on cupcakes.
By her side was husband Will, 41, in a navy suit and sporting a blue NHS heart badge.
The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived early to help set the table in the marquee.
As they cleared the tablecloths, Will asked TV presenter Mel Giedroyc where she got her scones from.
The former Great British Bake Off presenter said: “I take jam and then cream because I think jam is heavier and then the cream sits.” [better].”
Kate confidently agreed, saying, “I make jam and then cream.”
As William looked at the pastry in front of him, he said, “I’ll take what’s closest to me!”
Kate laughed at her husband before the couple presented guests with a stunning three tier cake.
Kate and Will sat down to enjoy the NHS Big Tea and spoke to organisers, charities and some invited staff.
This came ahead of Wednesday, which marks the 75th anniversary of the health system.
The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh will also attend the celebrations.
They will be joined by 1,500 NHS workers, politicians and more at a special service at Westminster Abbey today.
The first baby born in the NHS, Nye Thomas, will also be in attendance.
Amanda Pritchard, chief executive of NHS England, said the birthday gives everyone a chance to “reflect on their hard work”.
She said: “The history of the NHS is one of change and innovation. As we strive to meet the needs of today’s patients, we make decisions to ensure we adapt to the needs of the next generation.”
“From creating and expanding new services like our gambling clinics, to treating over 100,000 people at home on virtual wards over the last year, the NHS is constantly adapting and innovating.”
“While many things have changed over the past 75 years, the skills and compassion of the NHS staff who care for our patients and their families have remained the same.
“This 75th anniversary is an opportunity for us to reflect on their hard work and our achievements, but also to take a look at the future of healthcare.”
She added: “The NHS was the first healthcare system in the world to systematically offer whole genome sequencing as part of routine care for patients with certain rare diseases and cancer, including all childhood cancers.”
“We are the first in the world to test a blood test that could revolutionize cancer treatment for the future by detecting the disease before symptoms appear.”
“We are expanding the NHS app to give people access to healthcare at their fingertips.
“From pharmacy health checks to health advice in the app, we will continue to rely on technology and future-proof our services for the next 75 years and for future generations.”