The chef and television presenter was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) back in 2020, and she finally received the honor earlier this week at Windsor Castle. The news was shared on the royal family Instagram account, where they said, “Arise Dame Mary Berry! Congratulations to the food writer, TV presenter and former judge on @britishbakeoff who received her Damehood for services to culinary arts from The Prince of Wales today.”
Prince Charles and Princess Anne presented the honor to Berry, along with war crimes prosecutor Kwai Hong Ip and gospel music director Karen Gibson. As a part of the ceremony, Berry made a special statement where she recognized the cooking talents of the one and only Kate Middleton.