Prince William to 'have a word' with Mary Berry

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

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