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5 Things We Learned About the Cambridge Family in A Berry Royal Christmas

5 Things We Learned About the Cambridge Family in A Berry Royal Christmas

Last night, A Berry Royal Christmas—Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Mary Berry’s joint holiday special—aired on the BBC in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, many in the United States were unable to watch the program, but never fear: Thanks to online clips, Kensington Palace tweets, and a multitude of reports, adorable moments from the show have come to light. Below, our five favorite things we learned about Prince William, Kate Middleton, and the Cambridge family from A Berry Royal Christmas.

Some of Prince Louis’s First Words Were British Bake Off–Inspired

The Duchess of Cambridge told Mary Berry that she actually inspired some of her youngest child’s earliest words. “One of Louis’s first words was Mary, because right at his height are all my cooking books in the kitchen bookshelf,” the Duchess told the beloved British chef. “And children are really fascinated by faces, and your faces are all over your cooking books, and he would say ‘That’s Mary Berry.’” Prince Louis, how astute of you!

Prince William Used to Cook for Kate Middleton at University

The Duchess gave some insight into the earliest days of her romance with Prince William as she admitted he used to cook her dinner. What did he concoct? Bolognese sauce, Middleton said. “I think that’s when he was trying to impress me, Mary.”

Prince George Has Written His Christmas List

According to father Prince William, Prince George has indeed written his letter to Santa. And what should he expect under the tree? “We might get him something for drawing. Or football. He is loving his football as well,” the Duke said.

The Cambridge Family Grows Their Own Vegetables

The Duchess of Cambridge told Berry that the family has their own vegetable patch, which includes carrots, beans, and beetroot. The latter is a favorite of one little royal: “Louis absolutely loves beetroot,” Middleton said.

Prince William Is Teaching George and Charlotte About Princess Diana’s Legacy

Combatting homelessness was one of Princess Diana’s signature causes. In fact, she took her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, to visit The Passage, a charity assisting homeless people, in 1993. It’s a moment that came full circle: Earlier this year, William became patron of that nonprofit.

William told Berry that he wishes to impart the same message his mother did on him to his own children. “It had a profound impact on me,” he said. “[My mother] realized that it’s very important when you grow up, especially in the life we grew up in, that you realize life happens beyond the palace walls and that you see real people struggling with real issues.”

And he’s already started: “On the school run already, bear in mind they’re six and four, whenever we see anyone who is sleeping rough on the streets, I talk about it, and I point it out, and I explain why,” he said.