Prince William & Kate Middleton Will Appear on Mary Berry's Christmas Special

Prince William and Kate Middleton are teaming up with The Great British Bake Off alum Mary Berry for an all-new TV show, and no, this is not a drill.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to appear on the BBC One special A Berry Royal Christmas, which will air on Monday, December 16, at 8:30 p.m. The trio will prepare an on-camera holiday feast to reward charity workers and volunteers, who are dedicating their time during Christmas and New Year’s.

Kensington Palace shared a slideshow of photos (see above) on its official Instagram account (@kensingtonroyal) and wrote, “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.”

A Berry Royal Christmas will highlight multiple charities, including Passage—a U.K. organization that is dedicated to helping the homeless—and Action on Addiction, which supports struggling addicts.

This isn’t the first time we heard about a secret TV project between Middleton and the BBC. In early November, rumors started circulating after royal correspondent Richard Eden revealed that the duchess had a private meeting with the network.

Though no details were released, many assumed it had something to do with her shared charity with Prince William, The Royal Foundation. Since Middleton and Berry originally became friends over their joint love of philanthropy, we can’t believe we didn’t see this coming.

Unfortunately, we don’t know when A Berry Royal Christmas will be available to stream in the United States. While it will be broadcast on BBC One, there’s no way to watch the channel outside of the U.K., unless you have access to a global streaming platform. Nevertheless, BBC is known for partnering with U.S.-based companies—like Netflix—to bring its content to the States, so there’s still hope. 

On your mark, get set, BAKE!


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