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The rumors were true: Kate Middleton and Prince William did secretly film a holiday special with Great British Baking Show alum Mary Berry that will air this month in the UK. Kensington Palace announced the news on its Twitter officially last night.
“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,” the KensingtonRoyal Twitter wrote.
The Palace teased what fans can look forward to in the BBC One holiday special, A Berry Royal Christmas. The show will feature some baking but more seriously, a look at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at work at some of their patronages. In a thread, Kensington Palace laid out what to expect.
“On #ABerryRoyalChristmas Mary Berry joins The Duchess of Cambridge behind the scenes at @RHSWisley to learn more about The Duchess’s commitment to the early years in raising the next generation of happy, healthy children,” the Palace wrote on its Twitter. (Berry and Kate Middleton attended the RHS Wisley flower show in September, so filming for this special started months ago.)
“The Duke of Cambridge and Mary Berry visit @PassageCharity to meet some of the 130,000 people helped by the charity’s resource centre, homelessness prevention projects and two innovative accommodation services,” Kensington Palace continued. “On #ABerryRoyalChristmas The Duchess of Cambridge and Mary Berry visit The Brink, the UK’s first dry bar set up by @ActionAddiction to meet the inspiring people whose lives have been changed by the help and support of the charity. #ABerryRoyalChristmas culminates in a Christmas party, hosted by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to thank and acknowledge staff and volunteers from charities and organizations who will be working tirelessly over the Christmas period.”
A Berry Royal Christmas will air on Monday, December 16 at 8:30pm on BBC One in the UK. It has not been announced at this point whether the special will air on BBC America in the U.S.