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One of Prince Louis’s first words revealed


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One of Prince Louis of Cambridge’s first words has been revealed by the Duchess of Cambridge during her upcoming BBC Christmas special with Mary Berry.

During the programme, the Duchess told Berry, “One of Louis’ first words was ‘Mary’ because right at his height are all my cooking books in the kitchen bookshelf. 

“And children are really fascinated by faces, and your faces are all over your cooking books and he would say ‘That’s Mary Berry’ … so he would definitely recognise you if he saw you today.”

Both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will appear on ‘A Berry Royal Christmas’ on the BBC tomorrow where they will work with the famous baker to prepare tasty treats for 150 charity staff.

Mary filmed two segments with the Duchess and one with the Duke, before their joint holiday party. During her segments with Kate, Mary joined her behind the scenes at the RHS Wisley Show back in the early fall, where the final Back to Nature Garden debuted in a permanent location.

The final segment will be a holiday party hosted by Their Royal Highnesses, featuring food cooked by Mary. The party will be “to thank and acknowledge staff and volunteers from charities and organisations who will be working tirelessly over the Christmas period,” per Kensington Palace and includes people involved in their patronages.

Mary was aided by Great British Bake-Off winner Nadiya Hussain and William and Kate for the party, which was held at the Rosewood Hotel in London in November.

The special will air on BBC1 at 8.30 pm Monday.

Additional reporting by Jess Ilse.



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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.