Prince William and Kate Middleton confirm they are teaming up with Mary Berry for a new TV programme – and it sounds epic

It will air on BBC One this festive season.
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  • The Cambridges and Merry Berry are the iconic pairing we never knew we needed in our lives.

    The legendary chef and much-loved royal couple are joining forces to cook up a storm in a brand new TV programme, airing on BBC One in a few weeks’ time.

    A Berry Royal Christmas will see Mary Berry joined in the kitchen by Catherine and William – as well as former Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain – to cook up a storm together for a party thrown by William and Kate to thank staff and volunteers from the charities who work tirelessly over the Christmas period.

    BBC One announced the news online earlier today, posting a sneak peak of Mary and the Cambridges in action, captioning the photo, ‘You’re invited to a very special Christmas party!

    ‘Join the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Mary Berry as they serve a festive feast to say thank you to charity staff who work across the holidays.’

    The post has already clocked up over 4.5K likes and over 700 comments, with fans eager to show their appreciation of the news. ‘Love these two and mary berry – deffo be watching that.’

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    ‘Mary Berry, William and Catherine in the same programme sounds like perfect TV,’ wrote another.

    A third said, ‘Awk look at Mary. Looking beautiful. Can’t wait to see this.’

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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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    A source told HELLO!, “The Duke and Duchess were joined by Mary on several different engagements over the past couple of months and showed her some of the charities and patronages close to their hearts to explain a bit about why they do what they do.

    “They wanted to show her why they care so much about these organisations and Mary comes up with ideas for recipes for the event.”

    Mary Berry seemed thrilled to be joining the Cambridges.

    “I am honoured that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have invited me to join them on four of their royal charity engagements this Christmas,” Mary said.

    “It will be truly special to see the causes so close to their hearts, as well as to hear all about the amazing support these charities provide.

    “The finale is a big Christmas party and I will be cooking up a feast for them to enjoy. A one-hour Christmas special not to be missed.”

    A Berry Royal Christmas airs Monday 16th December at 8.30pm on BBC One

    From our sister site, Woman & Home.