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Meghan Markle Shared a Heartfelt Message With the Grenfell Kitchen Volunteers on the Tragedy’s Fifth Anniversary

It has been five years since the Grenfell Tower fire, but Meghan Markle still keeps in touch with the survivors of the tragic event in spirit. On the incident’s fifth anniversary on Tuesday, the Duchess of Sussex left a voice note to the bereaved families and volunteers in the community.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talks to chef Clare Smyth as she visits the Hubb Community Kitchen to see how funds raised by the 'Together: Our Community' Cookbook are making a difference at Al Manaar, North Kensington on November 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talks to chef Clare Smyth as she visits the Hubb Community Kitchen on November 21, 2018. Photo: Getty

The Hubb Community Kitchen, a group that congregated to prepare food for their community after being displaced following the Grenfell fire, shared a post on Facebook about Markle’s message. “Always very thoughtful, today we received a lovely voice message from the Duchess, being the 5 year anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy, asking how we are, about our children and families and giving us news of hers,” shared the organization, while also adding that she was, “Just being her beautiful kind self.” The group also posted a photo of Meghan with the women after their 2018 cookbook Together: Our Community Kitchen was released, and captioned it, “Today is a day spent looking back, remembering and reflecting. I just found this picture of us all, on the day our cookbook came out. The Duchess had wrapped a book for each one of us and wrote a lovely message to each lady on the first page.”

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex cooking with women in the Hubb Community Kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in 2018. Photo: Getty

The community kitchen was one of the first causes Markle involved herself with as a member of the royal family. She collaborated with the women and wrote the foreword for their cookbook which raised funds for renovations to the kitchen along with providing meals for the bereaved in the wake of the fire, as well as for local homeless people in need of food.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the Hubb Community Kitchen in 2020. Photo:

The mother-of-two also called the Hubb Community Kitchen in 2021, telling them, “We founded Hubb together and I think what I’m most proud of is what you’ve all been able to do, not just what we created to meet an immediate need right after the fire. If you go back to where it all began you just didn’t have a place to cook and people forget that’s what it came down to, needing the resources to do what you do so well — as we all know because we can taste it.” She added, “But also to do it together and how… The cookbook ended up having the impact we wanted because it raised enough to get you all the help in the kitchen you needed.”

Markle was back in England with Prince Harry earlier this month to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen and also took part in the Thanksgiving service held to mark the Queen‘s milestone.

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