The Duchess of Cambridge Reveals Mary Berry Inspired One of Prince Louis’s First Words

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Louis and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear on the balcony during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

A Berry Royal Christmas aired on BBC One on Monday night, and it was as wonderful as we'd hoped. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined British baking legend, Mary Berry, for a one-off episode centred around the festive season, the royals's charitable work, and of course, baking. But it also gave us a rare glimpse into family life for the duke and duchess with their three children, George, Charlotte, and Louis.

The hour-long TV special started at the RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, in the duchess's Back to Nature Garden, which was unveiled in September. The three royal children played in the garden, and Prince George proudly rated his mum's garden a 20 out of 10 when asked by his father, Prince William, whether he liked her garden.

But the cutest detail of all came when the duchess revealed one of Prince Louis's first words was inspired by Mary Berry herself. "One of Louis's first words was his version of Mary, because right at his height are all our cooking books in our kitchen," the duchess said. "You know, children are really fascinated by faces, and your faces are all over your cooking books, and so, he would say, 'that's Mary Berry.' So, one of his first words was Mary — so, he would definitely recognize you today."

The duchess also revealed that the royals also grow their own vegetables, from beans, to potatoes, and beetroot (which Louis is particularly fond of, according to the duchess). Berry was very flattered when she learned that Louis knew her name, so she decided to return the favor by creating a dessert inspired by the young prince — a sticky beetroot and chocolate cake (this makes sense, since the duchess also revealed that Prince Louis loves beetroot). Of course, it looks delicious.