If there are two things we as a nation can agree on, it is our love for both Mary Berry and the Cambridges. So what if we told you that this Christmas, the two would be joining forces to not only bring us some festive cheer but help a good cause as well?
Well, we’re in for a treat as author and cooking queen Mary Berry has teamed up with Prince William and Kate for a special holiday cooking show set to air on BBC One this month.
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🎄 We invite you to join The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Mary Berry as they serve a festive feast to thank those who are spending their Christmas helping others. On the BBC’s A Berry Royal Christmas 📺 The Duke and Duchess are joined by cookery legend Mary Berry across four engagements as they prepare festive food for a very royal event to thank all those working and volunteering over the Christmas period…take a look at our other post to find out more. Watch #ABerryRoyalChristmas on @BBCOne at 8.30pm on Monday 16th December. Photo 📷 by @mattporteous
A Berry Royal Christmas was announced on Instagram over the weekend; a one-off episode that will follow ‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Mary Berry as they serve a festive feast to thank those who are spending their Christmas helping others.’
On the show, we’ll follow the trio throughout ‘four engagements as they prepare festive food for a very royal event to thank all those working and volunteering over the Christmas period.’
During filming, the group visited RHS Wisley, homelessness charity The Passage and Action on Addiction, as well as hosting a Christmas party of their own for staff and volunteers, along with special guests including the lovely Nadiya Hussain.
Rumours of the programme’s existence began circulating back in November, when a source shared the news with The Mirror.
‘What better way to spread some Christmas cheer than to team up cookery royalty Mary Berry with real royalty in the form of Kate?’ they said.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined forces with cookery legend Mary Berry to prepare festive food 🎄 to thank all those working and volunteering over the Christmas period. Swipe 👉 for a taster of what to expect from 📺 A Berry Royal Christmas… 1. The Duke, Duchess and Mary, along with some very special guests including @nadiyajhussain host a Christmas Party to thank and acknowledge staff and volunteers from charities and organisations who will be working tirelessly over the Christmas period. 2. At @rhswisley Mary joins The Duchess behind the scenes to learn more about The Duchess’s commitment to the early years in raising the next generation of happy, healthy children. 3. The Duke and Mary visit @passagecharity, the UK’s largest resource centre for homeless and insecurely housed people, which has helped over 130,000 people in crisis through its resource centre, homelessness prevention projects and two innovative accommodation services. 4. At The Brink, the UK’s first dry bar set up by @actiononaddiction to provide a safe space for people who are suffering from addiction, The Duchess and Mary meet the inspiring people whose lives have been changed by the help and support of the charity. #ABerryRoyalChristmas | Monday 16th December | 8:30pm | @BBCOne Photos 📷 by @mattporteous / Kensington Palace
‘Between them they will bring seasonal goodwill to their guests and to the millions of viewers watching. Expect a properly uplifting Christmas treat.’
Now that everything’s been confirmed, we know that A Berry Royal Christmas will air at 8:30pm on Monday 16th December, so there’s not long to wait.
And in the meantime, there’s plenty of great TV to keep us going in the meantime. Royal drama The Crown has just returned on Netflix for its headline-making third season and brand new streaming service Britbox has officially launched in the UK. Nights in are well and truly sorted!