A Royal Berry Christmas – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought a Heartwarming Start to the Festival season


Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Mary Berry to host a Royal Berry Christmas
Kensington Palace

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought us an absolutely heartwarming kickstart of the festival season. With just nine days left, this year’s Christmas celebrations became bit royal, bit sweet, bit cookery and a lot happy. Prince William and Duchess Catherine joined the British Queen of Baking and national treasure Mary Berry for a special BBC program – ‘A Berry Royal Christmas‘.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Mary Berry at BBC Christmas Special
Kensington Palace

The one-hour documentary that broadcasted tonight at BBC One saw William and Catherine, preparing a Christmas festive feast to thank the people from their charities, who are spending their Christmas helping others. The documentary shows the behind the scene visits to couple’s various charities.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Mary Berry at BBC Christmas Special
Kensington Palace

Mary Berry joined William and Catherine on several different engagements over the past couple of months and saw some of the charities and patronages close to their hearts to explain a bit about why they do what they do. They wanted to show her why they care so much about these organisations and Mary comes up with ideas for recipes for the event.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Mary Berry to host a Royal Berry Christmas
Kensington Palace

This documentary was without any doubt Catherine’s most substantial television appearance so far. The documentary gave us a glimpse of the couple’s relationship away from the scrutinizing eyes. How they love to banter and joke around each other.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Mary Berry to host a Royal Berry Christmas
Kensington Palace

The special show also told us more about Cambridge kids than we have ever known. There were many quotes about Cambridge kids, the life at the palace, William and Catherine’s relationship. Mary told during an interview that she met Prince William few months ago and Prince asked her whether she would be interested in teaming up and we were given a really relaxed and natural glimpse behind the couple’s lives – A Berry Royal Christmas.

 

The show brought the fun-loving yet competitive spirit of the couple to the front. The Baking Queen put William and Catherine against each other in a roulade making a competition where William tried to cheat and Mary declared it a draw. Mary was assisting Catherine while Chef Nadiya assisted William. From Mashable’s report,

William yell, “I’m scoring Mary, I’m scoring,” as he competes against Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Mary Berry, master baker and The Great British Bake-Off royalty in an impromptu roulade battle.  “Can you keep an eye on your own roulade, please?” he cheekily adds.

We found some really interesting anecdotes about the loving couple that will be spending their 9th wedding anniversary next April.  Duchess told Mary that “He’s [Prince William] very good at breakfast. In our university days, he used to cook all sorts of meals. I think that’s when he was trying to impress me, Mary.”

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Mary Berry to host a Royal Berry Christmas
Kensington Palace

Duchess also shared memories from St Andrews as she served refreshments during the festival feast, “Reminds me of my university days when I did a bit of waitressing.” Mary asked Catherine “Were you good?” Duchess laughed and replied, “No, I was terrible!

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Mary Berry at BBC Christmas Special
Kensington Palace

Mary joined Duchess at the opening of the Royal Horticulture Society’s Wisley Garden that was inspired by Duchess’ ‘Back To Nature’ Garden, Duchess told how she makes birthday cakes at home, “I love making the cake, It’s become a bit of a tradition that I stay up ’til midnight with ridiculous amounts of cake mix and icing and I make far too much. But I love it.” She also revealed a bit about the youngest member of Cambridge household Prince Louis -“One of Louis’ first words was ‘Mary’ because right at his height are all my cooking books in the kitchen bookshelf. And children are really fascinated by faces, and your faces are all over your cooking books and he would say ‘That’s Mary Berry’ so he would definitely recognise you if he saw you today.”

 

Catherine who is a strong advocate of spending quality time outdoors revealed that little Prince Louis loves beetroots. She added “We grow our own vegetables. We’ve got carrots, beans, beetroot – a massive favourite – Louis absolutely loves beetroot. Charlotte obviously likes her Charlotte potatoes.” One of the recipes of the feast was inspired by Louis’ love and had beetroots in it.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Mary Berry to host a Royal Berry Christmas
BBC One Screenshot

The documentary ended with both Duke and Duchess sharing some words with the 150 charity workers and volunteers and wishing all happy Christmas and lovely performance of ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ by actor and singer Luke Evans.

It’s been reported that the Queen’s Pre-Christmas luncheon will be hosted on Wednesday so we can expect the arrival and departure pics. In this week we can also expect the release of Cambridge’s Christmas picture.


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