BBC Food: Mary Berry makes a 'sunshine cake'
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Dame Mary Berry, 87, is one of the guests on a special edition of ‘The One Show’ this evening. The baking stalwart joins regular hosts Alex Jones and Ronan Keating to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The team will look at the various events being held across the country to honour Her Majesty’s 70-year reign. Platinum Pudding Competition winner Jemma Melvin will also appear on today’s programme.
She will take Alex through the easy steps to make her winning dessert, a lemon and Swiss roll amaretti trifle.
Mel Giedroyc, one half of comedy duo, Mel and Sue, will also drop by to put on a Big Jubilee Lunch.
Ahead of the Jubilee, Dame Mary appeared in the BBC’s royal documentary, ‘The Queen: 70 Glorious Years’.
Looking ahead to the future of the Royal Family, the former ‘Great British Bake Off’ judge addressed the idea of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge becoming King and Queen.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will bring a more modern touch to the monarchy, according to Dame Mary.
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Reflecting on the couple’s 2011 wedding, she said: “I thought, one day William will be King, Kate will be Queen.
“How fortunate to have such a modern couple with tradition.”
Other famous faces in the BBC film commented on how Kate’s more humble background marked a turning point for the Royal Family.
Her parents Carole and Michael Middleton ran a party planning business and her ancestors worked in the coal mines.
Anita Rani contrasted Kate’s more typical family history to that of William, who was born to be King.
She said: “She was a commoner, which I think was hugely significant because this was the first time that this was happening.
“But she was so beautiful and so gracious. She was just Princess material.”
The documentary also includes footage of the Duke and Duchess’s wedding day after their nuptials at Westminster Abbey.
The clip shows the newlyweds kissing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, delighting the thousands of royal fans gathered outside.
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Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds also recalled her fond memories of their big day.
She said: “I remember seeing her dress and the bridesmaids and you just wanted to be part of it.
“It really brought the whole nation together and it was a great excuse to have a party.”
Boy George also shared his thoughts on the royal wedding, admitting that initially he was not bothered but was soon hooked on the TV coverage.
The Culture Club singer told the programme: “Oh, I watched the whole day – the whole day.
“I wasn’t going to watch. I wasn’t interested, and then I was just like glued.”
‘The One Show’ airs on BBC One from 6:30pm today.
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