It seems that Prince Louis of Cambridge and his great grandfather, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will be the ones to save Christmas for the royal family this year.
Reports have surfaced in the past weeks claiming that there is a big possibility that because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many of the royal traditions that take place around the year-end festivities will be canceled.
However, according to fame royal biographer Ingrid Seward, there is a sweet new hobby that is sweeping the royal family and has captivated the very young and young at heart.
Both Prince Louis and the Duke of Edinburgh are passionate about cooking and baking — activities that can bring the entire family together for a joyful moment.
Since his retirement, Prince Philip, 99, has concluded to preserve his health. He had slowed down and dropped some of his risky hobbies.
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Seward had this to say about the change of pace: “Philip had to give up shooting after he had a stent inserted in his heart in December 2011. The fear was that the recoil of the gun when it was fired might dislodge the stent. Since then, he has been obsessed with fishing, and it has become his main outdoor activity after carriage driving.”
Prince Philip, who is not one to sit around twiddling his thumbs, has picked up a new delightful activity to keep him busy.
Seward said Prince Philip has become addicted to cooking programs — in particular those presented by Mary Berry.
The author of the new book Prince Philip Revealed said: “He also loves watching cooking programs. He loves Mary Berry. He’s addicted to those cooking programs.”
Prince Philip’s passion for Berry’s shows has led to a unique connection with Kate Middleton and Prince William‘s youngest child.
The Duchess of Cambridge revealed to Berry that Louis is attached to her and is delighted to see her on TV and in her cooking books at Kensington Palace.
The Duchess told Berry her name, Mary, was one of the first words Louis ever pronounced.
A source told The Sun this about Prince Louis’s favorite pastime: “Prince Louis likes nothing better than to check on Mary Berry cookbooks. He loves the pictures, points out all the things he wants to eat, with The Very Chocolate Cake, Plum Crumble seeming to be hot favorites and fruit scones being a must. Whenever he sees Mary on the television, he whoops and claps his hands.”
Prince Philip and The Queen are currently living in a cottage at Sandringham.