Typically, most babies’ first words are “mama” or “dada,” though some other words sneak in their immediate vocabulary like “up,” or “baby” or the dreaded “uh-oh.” But then there’s Prince Louis, and he’s no ordinary baby. He’s a royal baby, and one of his first words is kind of amazing — especially for fans of popular British baking shows.
As we already know, Duchess Kate and Prince William took part in the BBC holiday special A Berry Royal Christmas, starring The Great British Bake Off star herself, Mary Berry. Kate is quite the fan of Berry’s and boasts several of the food writer’s books. And apparently, Louis has taken a liking to them — and her — himself.
“One of Louis’ first words was ‘Mary,’ because right at his height are all my cooking books in the kitchen bookshelf,” Kate revealed to the 84-year-old during the TV special, according to the Daily Mail. “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 recognize you if he saw you today.” Mary should be so honoured. Rumours that Kate would be appearing on a cooking special started swirling in November but by December 2nd, the Cambridges made the official announcement that both Kate and Will would be appearing on the festive program, which would have Berry teaming up with the royals to prepare a “festive feast” for the staff at various charitable organizations in the U.K.
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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
The program, which airs Monday night on BBC, highlights many of Kate’s gifts in the kitchen including her piping skills. And she, along with William, Mary and British TV chef Nadiya Hussain, were pictured holding special cakes for this joyous time of year.
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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
The Cambridges took to Instagram today to share their favourite moments from a party they hosted along with Berry, to show their appreciation and give a shoutout to the staff and volunteers of charities and organizations, along with first responders and emergency services, many of whom will be working their tails off during the holiday season.
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🎄📷 A few of our favourite moments from the #ABerryRoyalChristmas party, ahead of the show’s broadcast on @BBCOne tonight at 8.30pm! The party was held by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Mary Berry to thank and acknowledge staff and volunteers from charities and organisations who will be working tirelessly over the Christmas period, including: @passagecharity @nursingnow Evelina London Children's Hospital @ldnairamb @actiononaddiction Mountain Rescue services Mother and Baby Units Midwives Fire services Military services Ambulance Services Police Services @centrepointuk @royalmarsden @giveusashoutinsta @childbereavementuk Take a look at our story and our previous post for a sneak preview of tonight’s show — enjoy! Photos 📷 by @mattporteous
And while Kate and Will joined Mary in the kitchen, Berry also accompanied them on their royal visits and had lovely things to say about the couple. “They really are a pigeon couple,” the former Bake Off judge told Mail on Sunday‘s You magazine. “When they are together, he’s constantly touching her arm and looking over at her smiling and she’s the same with him. So natural. It was easy to see that William is very proud of Catherine.”
As for Will and Kate’s youngest child, he didn’t appear on the special, probably because he would steal every scene he was in, just as he did during his first public appearance at Trooping the Colour in June. If he could get past being starstruck by Mary, that is.