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Mary Berry Christmas special will be a Great British Bake Off ‘reunion’ with Nadiya Hussain 

There's also a first look at Kate Middleton and Prince William's involvement

Buckingham Palace has given royal fans a fascinating first look at Mary Berry’s Christmas TV special.

It was previously reported the BBC show will feature the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton as the guest of honour.

But now it appears Prince William may also be down for a bit of baking after the royal Instagram account shared pics featuring him in a pinny.

Furthermore, Nadiya Hussain will also be on hand to lend a hand with the festive spread recipes – making the programme a Great British Bake Off reunion of sorts. Nadiya won the sixth series of the show in 2015 when it still aired on the BBC.

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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. Swipe 👉 for a taster of what to expect from 📺 A Berry Royal Christmas… 1. 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. 2. At @rhswisley Mary joins The Duchess behind the scenes to learn more about The Duchess’s commitment to the early years in raising the next generation of happy, healthy children. 3. The Duke and Mary visit @passagecharity, the UK’s largest resource centre for homeless and insecurely housed people, which has helped over 130,000 people in crisis through its resource centre, homelessness prevention projects and two innovative accommodation services. 4. 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, The Duchess and Mary meet the inspiring people whose lives have been changed by the help and support of the charity. Watcg #ABerryRoyalChristmas on the @bbciplayer. Photos 📷 by @mattporteous / Kensington Palace

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The royals are taking part in the one-hour special to give their thanks to staff and volunteers from charities across the country.

Some of the charities they will be seen visiting with Mary during the programme include Action on Addiction’s first dry bar set up in the UK in Liverpool and The Passage, which is the UK’s largest resource centre for homeless and insecurely housed people.

The finale is a big Christmas party and I will be cooking up a feast for them to enjoy.

Mary said: “I am honoured that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have invited me to join them on four of their royal charity engagements this Christmas.

“It will be truly special to see the causes so close to their hearts, as well as to hear all about the amazing support these charities provide.

Nadiya won Bake Off in 2015 (Credit: Brett D. Cove / SplashNews.com)

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“The finale is a big Christmas party and I will be cooking up a feast for them to enjoy. A one hour Christmas special not to be missed.”

Kate, 37, and Mary, 84, are thought to have first become friends after meeting at an event supporting charity Child Bereavement UK in 2013

It is also believed they share a keen interest in horticulture – with Mary present as Kate unveiled her Back to Nature garden a couple of months ago.

– A Berry Royal Christmas airs on Monday 16 December at 8.30pm on BBC One

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