Baking fan Kate Middleton has revealed Prince Louis’ first words: Mary Berry.
The royal tot learned to speak thanks to spotting the Queen of Puds’ name and face on his mum’s bookshelf.
The Duchess of Cambridge shared the story about her third child, who will be two in April, ahead of her appearance with husband William and the former Bake Off judge in a BBC festive special.
In a preview clip Kate said: “One of Louis’ first words was ‘Mary’, because right at his height are all my cooking books in the kitchen.
“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.”
The show sees Mary cook for staff and volunteers from charities and organisations, including soldiers who will be on duty tirelessly over the festive season. Wills and Kate, who also have Prince George, six, and Princess Charlotte, four, cheerfully got stuck in to the prep with the 84-year-old cook.
They are both huge Bake Off fans, Mary’s former co-host Paul Hollywood once let slip.
Before marrying, Kate was said to be a regular at the Love Bakery in Chelsea, West London. And her brother James used to run a cake kit company.
Mary and Kate have been friends since meeting six years ago at an event for the charity Child Bereavement UK.
The royals joined Mary on four charity visits and she was impressed by their keenness.
Mary designed a festive menu for the party, including beetroot and chocolate cake, Stilton and fig tartlets, beef stew with ginger and horseradish, stained glass biscuits and a mocktail.