Kate Middleton and Prince William join forces with Mary Berry for festive TV show

Kate Middleton and Prince William have announced they are teaming up with Nadiya Hussain and Mary Berry on a Christmas project [Image: Instagram]

In what is one of the best early Christmas presents we could have asked for, Kate Middleton and Prince William are teaming up with Mary Berry for a festive collaboration.

Royal fans will see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in a new TV show to be aired later this month, join the former Great British Bake Off judge to whip up a delicious feast.

The couple this weekend gave their 10.4m Instagram followers a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at what to expect in the upcoming programme.

They have caused delight online with a picture of 37-year-old Kate - wearing a beautiful £1,455 dress by Alessandra Rich with an added pussy-bow - beside William, 37, Mary, 84, and chef Nadiya Hussain, 34, while holding freshly-made roulades.

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In the new post revealing the news, the royal parents wrote: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined forces with cookery legend Mary Berry to prepare festive food to thank all those working and volunteering over the Christmas period.”

It continued: “The Duke, Duchess and Mary, along with some very special guests including @nadiyajhussain host a Christmas Party to thank and acknowledge staff and volunteers from charities and organisations who will be working tirelessly over the Christmas period.”

They then instructed their followers to swipe right “for a taster of what to expect” from upcoming TV programme ‘A Berry Royal Christmas’.

The caption then proceeded to explain the images in the carousel of the post.

The Duchess of Cambridge was joined by the former Great British Bake Off judge at RHS Garden Wisley in September [Image: Getty]

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A first picture of the Duchess and former Bake Off judge is from a “behind the scenes” meeting, in September at RHS Garden Wisley, for the TV star to “learn more about The Duchess’s commitment to the early years in raising the next generation of happy, healthy children”.

The next, of Mary with the Duke, was taken during a visit to charity The Passage which is the “UK’s largest resource centre for homeless and insecurely housed people” and has “helped over 130,000 people in crisis through its resource centre, homelessness prevention projects and two innovative accommodation services”.

Finally, Kate is pictured at The Brink, the “UK’s first dry bar set up by @actiononaddiction to provide a safe space for people who are suffering from addiction” and where the presenter went along with the royal mum to “meet the inspiring people whose lives have been changed by the help and support of the charity”.

The post concluded by encouraging people to watch the programme on Monday 16th December on BBC One at 8.30pm.

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The announcement of the partnership between the seniors royals and and TV favourite was well received by fans.

In less than 24 hours, the post already garnered 254k ‘likes’ and more than 1k comments.

One person wrote: “Honestly can’t wait.”

Another shared: “All of these are such important issues. Way to highlight these causes and to give back to those who volunteer for the benefit of others.”

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Shortly afterwards, a second post - featuring Kate and William wearing black aprons, beside Mary - added: “We invite you to join The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Mary Berry as they serve a festive feast to thank those who are spending their Christmas helping others.

“On the BBC’s A Berry Royal Christmas, the Duke and Duchess are joined by cookery legend Mary Berry across four engagements as they prepare festive food for a very royal event to thank all those working and volunteering over the Christmas period.”

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