The BBC’s ‘A Berry Royal Christmas’ sees former Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry join the Duke and Duchess on several Royal engagements. A source revealed how cameras caught several “heart-warming” conversations between Kate and Mary, 84, which gave an insight into the Duchess’s nature. It comes as fresh details continue to emerge about the TV special, including several private royal engagements captured on camera.
The source told Hello!: “It’s really heartwarming.
“The conversations they have really pull on the heartstrings.
“You get a really good sense of who Kate is, maybe more so than before.”
Filming for the Christmas special took place over the course of several months.
It included a joint appearance by the Duchess of Cambridge and Mary Berry at RHS Wisely in September.
Cameras followed William and Mary on a secret engagement to homeless charity The Passage last month.
They also captured a secret visit by Kate and Mary to The Brink in Liverpool, the UK’s first dry bar, just days later.
Kate’s TV appearance marks the biggest to date for the Duchess of Cambridge.
A source said Kate and William wanted to show the TV chef why they care so much about the organisations they visited.
Mary would then come up with ideas and recipes for the events.
This is not the first time Kate and Mary have been at ease with each other’s company.
Earlier this year, the Duchess co-designed a wilderness garden to encourage children to play outdoors for the Chelsea flower show.
In September, Kate was joined by Mary at a “Back to Nature” festival at RHS Garden Wisely.
The BBC special will include clips from this encounter while Mary and Kate ice cupcakes together.
The two were captured posing for photos and laughing heartily at one another’s side.
During the TV special, Prince William praises the work of his grandmother the Queen.
William tells Mary warmly of how the Queen, who took to the throne at 25, defied the challenges of “a man’s world”.
He says: “My grandmother becoming Queen at a very young age, in the days when it was a man’s world, it was very difficult for her to make a difference – and she’s done it in her own very unique, distinct way.
“And, you know, my grandmother and my grandfather together are the epitome of public service.”
A Berry Royal Christmas will air on BBC One at 8.30pm on December 16.