Kate Middleton and Prince William to Appear in BBC Holiday Special 'A Berry Royal Christmas' with 'Great British Bake Off' Alum Mary Berry
Prince William and Kate Middleton team up with Mary Berry for a "Great British Bake Off" Holiday Special in honor of several charity organizations.
Kensington Palace has just confirmed the news of an upcoming holiday special titled, "A Berry Royal Christmas." It is revealed:
"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."
The special will air on BBC One on Monday, December 16. Ahead of its airing the royal couple were pictured making a homemade cake with Mary Berry and 2015 Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain.
In a picture, the four stood holding their own unique version of a Christmas meringue roulade. Each cake had similar frosting and decorated with toppings unique to each individual.
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I was pleased to photograph this special Christmas party hosted by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for staff and volunteers from charities and organisations who will be working over the Christmas period. It was a lovely festive event and Mary Berry’s food was excellent! . . . The Christmas Party is the culmination of a one-off festive special programme called ‘A Very Berry Christmas’ which is due to air on BBC One at 8.30pm on the 16th December. @KensingtonRoyal @bbc #ABerryRoyalChristmas #bbcone @rosewoodlondon
Comparing their creations for "A Berry Royal Christmas," they were filming at a charity for the homeless, "The Passage."
Prince William first visited the charity when he accompanied his mother, Princess Diana, in 1993, when he was 11-years-old.
It is reported, "The Passage" was established in 1980. It is England’s largest resource center that caters to the homeless and insecurely housed people.
Since its establishment, its homeliness prevention projects, accommodation services and resource center has helped over 130 000 people in crisis.
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Today we’re launching our #fromstreettohome campaign. We’ve teamed up with #biggive to double every donation made this week! We hope to raise £400,000 to provide solutions that will help people move away from rough sleeping permanently. Last month, our Royal Patron The Duke of Cambridge met clients supported by our ‘Home for Good’ programme, the only project of its kind in London which helps stop the cycle of homelessness. Please donate at bit.ly/1PHA6dB #philanthropy #homelessness #donations #charity
He also adds his mother's work with several organizations focusing on AIDS and homelessness, also expose him to such opportunities.
William says his upbringing has had a major influence on the work he does serving the public, he reveals:
"I think I've grown up in a household which has been very much a case of 'well, we're very lucky – you must give back."
The couple has made the controversial decision to take a six-week break away from the royal family and spend in intimate Christmas with Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland. Their plans have not been received well by the monarch and the British public.