Levels of Britishness were off the scale this week during BBC1’s A Berry Royal Christmas.
Prince William was making cups of tea. And his wife was icing cupcakes.
Mary Berry innocently handed Kate a piping bag and asked if she wanted to “have a squirt on a cake”.
Millions of viewers choked in shock.
But what could be more stereotypically English than a show with a doyenne of baking, the royal family, filthy innuendo and china tea cups?
What an absolute treat.
The show saw Mary invited to visit the charities which the Duke and Duchess support. But the royal couple also got involved in some baking.
It was a bit of a mutual love-in between Kate and Mary at first as they both, each with fabulous hair and outfits, wandered through the gardens of RHS Wisley.
“We made your pizza dough!” gushed Kate, a bit giddy, which is totally fair enough.
She then told how one of Prince Louis’ first words was Mary because he always sees her cookbooks in the kitchen. “Mary” definitely preferable to “Gordon”.
There were other little details I loved. Princess Charlotte loves Charlotte potatoes. Prince George loves drawing and football. William makes a good breakfast and spag bol.
And Kate makes her kids’ birthday cakes. Of COURSE she does.
Perfect mum doesn’t dash out and buy a £5 Colin The Caterpillar cake from M&S at the last minute (other brands of shop-bought cakes are available).
And what will Wills and Kate be doing with their kids over the holidays? Making mince pies together.
A vision of perfect family loveliness. And I don’t even hate them.
At one point, at a homelessness charity, Wills even put the kettle on. There’s that Britishness klaxon again…
There were intimate moments too that helped hammer home the work of the charities.
Mary spoke of the devastating loss of her 19-year-old son in a car crash, while we know William lost his mother at a young age. Both William and Mary are patrons of Child Bereavement UK.
“We know what it is to be without someone very special,” said Mary, leaving me with a lump in my throat.
But seeing the young royals doing good at the charities left me with a warm, festive glow.
At the end, Nadiya Hussain paired up with Wills and competed with Kate and Mary in a roulade competition that was like an incredibly posh version of The Generation Game.
Then there was a Christmas party with festive food and Luke Evans even sang.
All Christmas telly boxes being ticked right now.
A full on Berry Royal series, please.
This was a breath of fresh heir.