Duchess Kate reveals Prince Louis’ cutest first words

Posted in Learning and Development.

The BBC has revealed that 19-month-old Prince Louis — the youngest son of Prince William and Duchess Kate — had some rather unusual first words.

“That’s Mary Berry”

Kate and Will appear in a new BBC Christmas special this week. During the program, the Duchess explained that celebrity chef and Bake Off institution Mary Berry holds a special place in Louis’ heart.

“One of Louis’ first words was Mary, because right at his height are all my cooking books in the kitchen bookshelf,” Kate said during A Berry Royal Christmas where (Queen) Mary Berry herself helps the royals cook up a storm for a charity event. 

“Children are really fascinated by faces,” Kate told Mary, “and your faces are all over your cooking books.”

“He would say ‘That’s Mary Berry!’ So he would definitely recognise you if he saw you today.”

Can you even imagine hearing Louis say “That’s Mary Berry!”?

It seems like only yesterday that his four-year-old sister Charlotte and six-year-old brother George were being led into the hospital to meet his wee lad, with the little princess breaking out her very first public ‘Charlotte wave’ in excitement.

Mutual admiration society

Mary is the author of popular titles like Fast Cakes and Mary Berry’s Baking Bible, and it’s true that pretty much every book she’s written features her familiar face on the cover.

While Prince Louis is clearly a Berry fan, it seems that Mary Berry herself is a huge fan of the royals. After getting involved in this event which was held to thank workers and volunteers who are not taking time off over the Christmas period, Mary spoke of her admiration for Will and Kate.

“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,” Mary said.

“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.”

A Berry Royal Christmas it will air today in Britain.

The program will pop up locally on the ABC on Tuesday 24 December at 8:30pm and will be repeated at lunchtime on Christmas Day. (Or you can catch it on iView!)

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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

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