Kate alongside Prince William appeared on TV chef Mary Berry’s BBC Christmas Special A Berry Royal Christmas. During their festive appearance, the couple gave the public some insights into their family life, revealing sweet experiences and family customs.
In her new festive show with backing legend Mary Berry, Kate revealed it’s become a tradition for her to make her children’s birthday cakes.
“I love making the cake,” she shared. “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.”
And apparently, it’s not just Kate who’s a fan of baking. The Duchess also revealed some of her youngest son Louis’ first words were inspired by Mary Berry herself.
Meanwhile, during a visit to RHS Wisley in Surrey, the Duchess revealed that one of Louis’ first words was ‘Mary.’ Kate 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.”
Boss baby Louis also inspired a recipe for beetroot and chocolate cake shown in the programme, as his mommy revealed his love of homegrown beetroot. “We grow our own vegetables,” she told Mary. “We’ve got carrots, beans, beetroot – a massive favourite – Louis absolutely loves beetroot. Then she lightly joked about Princess Charlotte, saying: “Charlotte obviously loves her Charlotte potatoes.”
Prince William and Kate have joined forces with Mary Berry for the one-off TV special to highlight the charities they’re passionate. The programme will culminate in a Christmas party at London’s Rosewood Hotel to thank all working across the festive period.
A Berry Royal Christmas airs tonight (Monday 16 December) at 20:30 GMT on BBC One.