The Royals Are Getting A Christmas Special With A Great British Bake Off Legend

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The biggest British crossover since Ed Sheeran met Prince Harry is currently in the works. On Saturday, the Kensington Royal Instagram account announced that Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, are planning a baking show special with iconic Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry.
According to the post, the special is titled A Berry Royal Christmas. William, Kate, and Berry will team up to prepare food, give back to the community, and spread holiday cheer. The trio will be planning an event “to thank and acknowledge staff and volunteers from charities and organizations who will be working tirelessly over the Christmas period.”
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They will visit charities including the Passage Charity, a resource center that has helped more than 130,000 homeless people in the U.K. This organization is a particularly important one to William: he first visited the charity with Princess Diana in 1993, and was named one of its patrons earlier this year.
In addition to the Passage Charity, Kate and Berry will visit The Brink, a dry bar that aims to provide a safe, sober space for individuals suffering from addiction. The post teased that they will also be joined by special guests, including 2015 Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain. Hussain isn’t only a friend of Berry’s, though, but a royal VIP — after winning the competition, she was commissioned to make Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday cake.
A Berry Royal Christmas will air December 16 on BBC One. No news yet on whether the special will air internationally, but anything is possible — it is the most magical time of the year.
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