William & Kate team up with Mary Berry for some Christmas cookery

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"And you know, my grandmother became Queen at a very young age, in the days when it was a world of men, it was very hard for her ... to make a difference".

'And, you know, my grandmother and my grandfather together are the epitome of public service'.

"Growing up, both of my parents were hugely charitable".

The programme - A Very Berry Christmas - is due to air on BBC One on 16 December at 8.30pm. The awards are run by the Tusk Trust, a non-profit organisation set up to help protect African wildlife, of which William has been royal patron since December 2005.

What's more, I for one get a ton out of helping individuals. He's involved in so many different organizations.

In the show, William, Kate and Mary will be joined by special guests including Great British Bake Off victor Nadiya Hussain as they prepare food for the festive party.

I find that you hear and you comprehend and you adapt a great deal more by giving a touch of your time, a touch of your day, to simply be near.

The Cambridges first met Mary Berry through William's work with Child Bereavement; Mary Berry lost her son when he was just 19 years old.

We also got to see some of the behind the scenes when Catherine met Mary back in September, at RHS Wisley.

Joined by the British TV cooking supremo Mary Berry, the fulcrum of the television show is to throw a party for those, who work or volunteer for charities and other organisations that help the needy over Christmas.

Mary will likewise join The Duchess of Cambridge off camera at RHS Wisley where she will have a voyage through Wisleys new play garden - enlivened by the Back to Nature garden that she co-planned at the Chelsea Flower Show. The show is set to be broadcast in the United Kingdom before Christmas, although it's now unclear whether the special will air in the United States.

On Sunday the Kensington Royal Instagram account shared that their royal highnesses with be joining the former Great British Bake Off judge to prepare festive food to thank all those working and volunteering over the Christmas period.



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