A Berry Royal Christmas with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The TV Show "A Berry Royal Christmas" was broadcasted on BBC One on Monday, December 16, 2019 and will be available to stream on iPlayer after. Kensington Palace released a few more photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Mary Berry, that were taken during the Christmas TV show "A Berry Royal Christmas".
Kate Middleton wore Alessandra Rich silk jacquard midi dress. Massimo Dutti high neck dress. Princess Diana of Wales
The party was held by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Mary Berry to thank and acknowledge staff and volunteers from charities and organisations who will be working tirelessly over the Christmas period.
Kate Middleton wore Alessandra Rich silk jacquard midi dress. Massimo Dutti high neck dress. Princess Diana of Wales
In the hour-long programme, the Duchess prepared some of her favourite Christmas recipes to inspire the television audience, and at the end of the show was joined by special guests, including Nadiya Hussain, as she makes festive food for charity workers.
Kate Middleton wore Alessandra Rich silk jacquard midi dress. Massimo Dutti high neck dress. Princess Diana of Wales
Kate Middleton wore Alessandra Rich silk jacquard midi dress. Massimo Dutti high neck dress. Princess Diana of Wales
Kate Middleton wore Alessandra Rich silk jacquard midi dress. Massimo Dutti high neck dress. Princess Diana of Wales
The picture was taken during a visit to the homelessness charity Passage. “The Duke first visited The Passage as a child in 1993 with his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, and has made additional visits at various points over the last twenty-five years — in February 2019 he became Royal Patron of the Passage."
Kate Middleton wore Alessandra Rich silk jacquard midi dress. Massimo Dutti high neck dress. Princess Diana of Wales

Kate Middleton wore Alessandra Rich silk jacquard midi dress
Alessandra Rich Silk Jacquard Midi Dress

32 Comments

  1. Wonderful video!
    Sorry …Kate’s loose hair and bowtie.

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  2. Love these two, lol! The video is hilarious.
    Bless them for their good work.
    Anon 9:13

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  3. Bien joli modèle de robe mais avec quelques rondeurs, Kate serait magnifique !!!

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  4. What can one say but so lovely

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  5. And no comments about loose hair and how it's inappropriate??? Strange :D wait... Isn't it because it's not Duchess of Sussex???

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    1. Guess you didn't read the first comment. Katie

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  6. As other ladies have to do, when Catherine is around food she should tie her hair back and stop touching it.

    *Rose*

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  7. Dss Kate looks very nice, great color dress and both having fun. Just open hanging hair over the food?

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  8. Hahaha! I still remember the rivers of ink, and the deep criticism about the Duchess of Sussex wearing her hair lose on a kitchen photo op..... and I am not saying another word about it:-)
    I find this dress a bit frumpy, but she still nanages to look pretty, not a great fashion statement , but appropriate.

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    1. Two wrongs don't make a right. It would have been nice for both women to pull their hair back, but since Meghan sole role was opening a professional bakery that serves the public and should abide by health and safety standards, it was arguably more important for her to do so. Royal often set an example wearing protective clothing when touring clean rooms and medical labs - so the criticism was not unfair.

      Kate was doing other events besides food preparation and wasn't highlighting a professional food-preparation institution so the situations aren't analogous - still pulling her hair back would still have looked better.

      Another old expression is 'if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.' All royal ladies face criticism - here and elsewhere. There are harsh comments about Kate below and I and others critiqued her when her hair covered her poppy at the Festival of Remembrance several years back - and she learnt from it - wearing an Alice band this year.

      Meghan has not truthfully been treated more harshly than other royal ladies - think of comments about Stephanie and her dowdiness. This sensitivity on Meghan's behalf does not create a strong and positive image for her.

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    2. Totally disagree with your comment on Megan being treated the same way. Either you don’t read British press, or you are part of the camp that bashes her for everything and anything. Hair left loose when in the kitchen Is just an example. Plenty of other ones available (if you care to see).

      Laura

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    3. @Julia, doing quite the verbal gymnastics. Meghan put fruit on an already baked and frosted cake ...right before it was cut...in celebration of the ladies completing the course. W&K and the bake off ladies offered an entire baking lesson. Hanging hair and the quick tuck behind the ear are the same. Of course Meghan has not been more harshly criticized than the others. Compared to being labeled a fortune hunter, who somehow hypnotized a 35 year old man: big spending, bad dressing, serial tummy touching, kid hiding, and let's not forget the shady relatives (unheard of in the RF), being called dowdy is downright insulting.

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    4. Well said, Julia. Calm and rational statement about the current situation.

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    5. Anon I agree, Meghan hasn't been treated more harshly (although I know that isn't what you meant.) Kate was called Waity Katey (and accused of setting herself up to meet William) and Duchess Dolittle, her voice and public speaking have been harshly critiqued, she was attacked for taking a holiday after George was born - the Middletons were attacked repeatedly for their purported ambition - so was Pippa. Then there was that uncle of Kate's - - no one ignored Kate's 'shady' relatives - there's been masses of press about them. Relatives whinging because Carole supposedly dropped them. Kate was criticised for attending a family wedding when the hotel was being boycotted - this is just what I can think of at the top of my head - there was much more.

      Other royal ladies have had to carry on when relatives took their own lives - with the glare of publicity.

      Just a day ago, people were speculating nonsensically about Kate's marriage because she jumped slightly when William touched her shoulder.

      Hilary Mantel was called out for her criticism of Kate by the prime minister Cameron. (Which I thought unnecessary although her comments were hugely unkind) - The plastic princess with the plastic smile, machine made - dead eyes. Look up the Guardian article. If someone had come close to saying that about Meghan her supporters would be howling.

      And that isn't even addressing other royal ladies - Charlene's endless marriage speculation, and open talk about plastic surgery - just above here, someone said they thought she couldn't smile as a result of surgery. Letizia has been shredded in the Spanish press; Mary had received very cruel press in Denmark - and Marie supporters feel she has too. Then there's Sofia of Sweden who has actually complained about her treatment. Mette-Marit has had her past life dissected, especially early on - she was called unsuitable even by one of her husband's aunts. There are multiple examples in the comments here and elsewhere - most of us just shrug and read over them.

      And no I don't think being constantly called dowdy is less serious than having big spending (which sadly is the truth) pointed out. And Stephanie has faced years of pregnancy speculation. All these things are just as cruel - undoubtedly just as hurtful to the ladies involved.

      I can only come to the conclusion that Meghan followers have spent very little time looking closely at comments about other royal ladies. The only difference is for the most part the other ladies just carry on. Meghan herself has said she prefers not to maintain the stiff upper lip of other royals. That's her prerogative but it's one I think personally is more damaging then helpful.

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    6. @Julia. Many wrongs do not make a right. None of the bruising criticism is necessary. These women are everyday people (like the rest of us) whom these men have chosen to marry, and the most destructive, snobbish comments have come from ...among the rest of us. Whatever happened to wishing newlyweds well, then backing off so that they can solidify their marriage in peace? The inability of some people to apply a filter to the stories that are written using questionable sources, or just made up for click bait is pitiful. Who wants us to know this nonsense and why? The usual answer is follow the money.
      Your thirst for gossip is being used to line the pockets of others. Being a voyeur into portions of the lives of others that are not on display (such as producing an heir) shows a lack of boundaries and even worse, repeating it in print. Again pitiful. It is all perfectly normal, until they are called out, then the complaining begins, which these ladies are not allowed to do, at the risk of being further criticized/tro**ed. The moral of this story is ....tell your daughters Never marry a prince. There is no such thing as happily ever after. -Q

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    7. It is not always tears that measure the pain, sometimes it is the smile we fake.

      Aar

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    8. All well stated Julia
      Glo

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    9. You don't have to go much outside this blog for all the things I cited - some of it, such as Martel's comments were headline news at the time.

      Life in the public eye isn't easy - royals are both more cushioned than most prominent people but also more subject to speculation, since being seen is their main role. As for happy endings, lives for all of us is what we make of it.

      Should these women have married princes? Well,you have to consider what their lives would be like if they hadn't. Some like Mary and Maxima had careers that would have seen them through until they were pensioners. Others like Mette-Marit, Kate, and Sofia - very hard to say. As for Meghan, she's perhaps the luckiest of all to have married Harry - I'll let Sondheim who knows his industry speak of the future of aging actresses in the song 'I'm still here'.

      'First you're another sloe-eyed vamp, then someone's mother, then you're camp, then you're career, from career to career....'

      Maybe marrying a prince, with the lifetime security against uncertainty and want that it offers isn't really such a bad thing.

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    10. Julia, you know that actresses can also thrive as they age, I find your comment sexist and frankly somewhat insulting, many of them, including Meghan have higher education, and are capable of leading full lives and contribute to society without having to marry princes or rich men.
      Same goes for the Sophia or MM, they could have had very full lives, as mothers, or not, working on a bank, or a store, or thousands of professions that don't require marrying a Royal.
      Really, how condescending we can be!!!

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    11. You can call it sexist - it's not an easy time for male actors either - but they tend to have more roles available to them as they age. It's been a longtime issue in the industry - here's a link.
      https://wftv.org.uk/more-complex-roles-for-older-women-yes-please/

      I actually know an example from a friend who was in the industry. She had a uni education but roles - even adverts, dried up when she hit forty. She had no intention of marrying anyone wealthy but the career-to-career-to career was true enough. She was in the US and with nothing on her CV but acting roles, she found it very hard to get jobs and she had no insurance. In the end she got posts as a clerk but money was a constant worry. Starting over for anyone is difficult when you're older - the world is very youth-obsessed.

      My point, in response to Anon, was for male or women partners, there is a great cushion if you marry a royal. Perhaps rather than whinging about the burdens, some gratitude for the luxury and security it provides when many - of both sexes - don't have that lifelong protection - would be nice.

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  9. I tink thats 99,9 % of al household wearing loods hair even the prepare a christmasdinner.

    In horeca it is a must.

    But this is no horeca.
    It s about people coming together and celebrate christmas.

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  10. These flowy print dresses with the bow tie at the neck are trending among the royal ladies. The interaction in video is warm and funny. Gasp!! loose hair!! ... and much more food prep than was done by that other Duchess. Clutching pearls... at the flood of critical posts.

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  11. Watched last night, it was lovely & charming and everything you want to see from the RF.

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  12. Beautiful dress that has now been tainted by the “shrug heard round the world.”

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  13. That dress really continues Kate's granny style. Young, nice looking woman coyld do so much better. - Siri

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    1. I agree!

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    2. Agree, this is not a young mother-style and not a queenly style. Aar

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  14. I am so glad Prince William has taken over the patronage of the Passage, well done.

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  15. Yumiko Kokuryu12/18/19, 11:48 AM

    Very wonderful photos. I would like to wish Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020 to the beautiful Cambridge family and all the people.

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  16. @Cherry, well said. My other comment did not appear. In contrast to these women their princes did not dedicate themselves to either work or study. Just being 'the son of' is enough. Q

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