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Duchess Kate and family join Great British Bake Off star in this incredible Christmas cooking show

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17 Dec 2019
 
Join Mary Berry for a very festive Christmas with

Join Mary Berry for a very festive Christmas with a Berry Royal Christmas, which will air exclusively on BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174), on Monday 23 December at 9pm.  

A Berry Royal Christmas will see Mary visit a host of charities across the country whose staff work throughout the holidays. Inspired by her visits, Mary will design a fittingly festive feast for a very special party hosted by some VIPs. 

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The one-hour special was recently aired in the United Kingdom, and social media was abuzz with exclusive video of little George, Charlotte and Louis playing in the garden earlier this year. 

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Kate also revealed she makes birthday cakes for the children: “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."This once-off treat will offer a unique look into charities that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge support. Joining forces with them will be cookery legend Mary Berry, as The Duke and Duchess invite her to accompany them on four special visits.  

Throughout the programme, Mary will also be cooking some of her favourite Christmas recipes for viewers to try out at home as she helps prepare the festive food for a very royal event to thank all those working and volunteering over the Christmas period.


The Duchess told Mary that they grow their own vegetables: “We've got carrots, beans, beetroot – a massive favourite, Louis absolutely loves beetroot. Charlotte obviously likes her Charlotte potatoes.” 

Along the way, they will meet the inspiring people whose lives have been changed by the help and support these charities provide, especially at Christmas time. Mary will also join The Duchess of Cambridge behind the scenes at RHS Wisley to learn more about the importance of the early years in raising the next generation of happy, healthy children. 

The once-off festive special will culminate in a Christmas party hosted by The Duke and Duchess and will feature some surprise guests, including previous Great British Bake Off winner and celebrity home cook Nadiya Hussain, who will be reuniting with Mary Berry to help with the festive food.  The party will be held to thank and acknowledge staff and volunteers from charities and organisations who will be working tirelessly over the Christmas period.  Mary has designed the Christmas menu, and The Duke and Duchess will even be getting involved with some of the party prep. 

Join Mary Berry for a very festive Christmas with a Berry Royal Christmas, which will air exclusively on BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174), on Monday 23 December at 9pm.  

 

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