Yesterday the BBC Christmas special A Berry Royal Christmas aired in the UK. It starred beloved TV chef Mary Berry — hence the Berry in the title. The royal factor? Their royal highnesses Prince William and Duchess Kate.
Creative, active George
During the special lots of tidbits about these cute kiddos were revealed. One such morsel was details of Prince George’s Christmas Wishlist.
“George has already written his list for Father Christmas,” future king William told Mary Berry.
“He loves his drawing – he’s a very good drawer. We might get him something for drawing. Or football. He is loving his football as well.”
These active and creative endeavours are a common theme for ballet-loving George. For his sixth birthday earlier this year, his Wishlist was similarly focused.
“He loves nature and building things,” US Weekly reported back in July. “[He] has asked for a pair of binoculars for birdwatching and an electric kids’ car, which many of his school friends have.”
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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
In another segment of A Berry Royal Christmas, Duchess Kate chatted to Mary about her passion project — spending time with children in the natural world.
We’ve already heard much from the Kensington Palace royals on the importance of getting outside with youngsters, with Kate confirming it bolsters mental and physical health and foster creativity on a number of occasions.
Mary noted that cooking with children offers some similar benefits and Kate said she loves to cook with her kiddos and that it fosters independence.
“One of the last things we cooked together was your pizza dough,” Kate told Mary. “They loved it. Absolutely loved it.”
Pizza’s not the only thing on the royal children’s menu.
“We grow our own vegetables,” Kate revealed. “We’ve got carrots, beans, beetroot — a massive favourite — Louis absolutely loves beetroot.”
I’m with you, Louis.
A Very Berry Christmas will air at 8.30pm on Christmas Eve in Australia on the ABC.
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🎄The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined forces with cookery legend Mary Berry to prepare festive food for a special Christmas Party to thank all those working and volunteering over the Christmas period. Our followers in the UK can watch 'A Berry Royal Christmas' on BBC One tonight at 8.30pm, and on the BBC iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000cfrm