Mary Berry is an iconic British cook and food writer with more than 70 books to her name. And not only that but apparently she was also the inspiration behind some of Prince Louis’s first words.
Prince William and Kate star in a one-hour show with the former Great British Bake Off judge, titled A Berry Royal Christmas. And in the episode, Kate Middleton discusses her youngest son and revealed what some of his first words were.
The Duchess told Mary: “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.”
Prince William and Duchess Kate’s TV appearance will see the royals prepare a special meal for charity workers who will be busy over the festive season. Berry joins William as he visits homeless resource centre the Passage. She also spends time with Kate at the Brink, the U.K.’s only dry bar, which was set up by charity Action on Addiction.
During the episode, Mary also reflected on her impression of the royal couple. She said: “They don’t just arrive and shake a few hands, make a few smiles and a speech, they want to get involved, and they want to see what they can do. And it isn’t just one visit, they come back again and ask for the results and they remember who they spoke to last time. I think that’s remarkable.”
The festive special will culminate in a Christmas party, hosted by Prince William and Kate, at the Rosewood Hotel in London, to thank and acknowledge staff and volunteers from charities and organisations who will be working tirelessly over the Christmas period.
Singer Luke Evans was invited to perform at the event for the partygoers and Mary designed a fittingly festive menu, including a mocktail, inspired by Kate’s and Mary’s visit to The Brink.
A Berry Royal Christmas will air on BBC1 at 8.30 pm tomorrow.