Kate "shrugging off" William and 3 more awkward moments from A Berry Royal Christmas.


The British royal family really needed some good PR.

So, they teamed up with Britain’s favourite human and national icon Mary Berry, former judge of The Great British Bake Off, to create some wholesome Christmas content full of laughs, baking and charity.

Well played, Kate and William, well played.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made meringue roulades. Post continues after video.

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The royal couple, both 37, appeared on A Berry Royal Christmas, Berry’s Christmas special which sees Kate and William engage in a bit of charity work as well as the all-important bake off.

Prince William sat down with people at The Passage, a charity that helps the homeless, to talk to them about their experiences of sleeping rough, the reasons why they lost their homes, and their experiences with addiction, then Kate visited families affected by addiction at Liverpool’s first dry bar.

But among all the wholesomeness, there was of course, a few awkward moments… including some very cheeky innuendo. Let us explain:

Kate shrugged off William’s hand.

The Christmas special ended with Kate and William hosting a Christmas party for charity workers and volunteers who will work throughout the Christmas holidays.


As the couple were sitting down, chatting with the volunteers, William placed his hand on Kate’s shoulder and then she… shrugged it off.


This majorly awkward moment was spotted instantly by BBC viewers, who couldn’t look away because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Mary Berry's risque joke.

Mary Berry loves a bit of innuendo, and she couldn't help herself when helping Kate ice cupcakes.

"Do you want to have a squirt on a cake?" Berry asked.

The Duchess laughed in response, saying "Can you show me how to do it first, please?"



Prince William has no game.

While embroiled in a meringue roulade baking competition, Berry asked Kate about her and William's skills in the kitchen.

"In university days he used to cook all sorts of meals," Kate said.

"I think that's when he was trying to impress me, Mary! Things like Bolognese sauce, and things like that."

So... yes, today we learned Prince William attempted to impress Kate Middleton by making her BOLOGNESE.

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Louis' first word.

Viewers loved how the Duchess Kate was seemingly 'fangirling' over Mary Berry throughout the special and her love of the 84-year-old has clearly influenced her three children... especially one-year-old Prince Louis.

"One of Louis' first words was 'Mary'', because right at his height are all my cooking books in the kitchen bookshelf," Kate told Berry.

"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 today."

The Duchess' clear appreciation of Berry led to many asking for more content involving the two of them, and if that means more awkward innuendo, then we're fully on board.

There's no word on whether A Berry Royal Christmas will officially air in Australia before Christmas Day, but the show has popped up on YouTube.

Feature image: AAP.