Meghan Markle delievered a heartfelt message to one of her most beloved UK charities for the third anniversary of Grenfell Tower.
Speaking from her new home in LA, she shared an audio message. The Duchess of Sussex praised the members of the Hubb Community Kitchen for being “the example of love in action”. The Hubb Community Kitchen, formed to provide a community support network by survivors of the 2017 tower block fire, killed 72 victims.
“I think back to when I met all of you and how you had all come together in the wake of what you experienced in your community,” Meghan said, according to the London Evening Standard.
“And now what you have done is such an inspiration, you continue to give back. You continue to put love in action. And that’s really what Hubb is all about… We know it means love but you are the example of love in action, and that is your purpose,” she shared.
“Thinking of you today”
Meghan continued, “I’m so proud of you, so is Harry, and we are sending so much love to you from across the pond and thinking of you today.”
“As I’m sure it’s a difficult day, but also one where you can look at how much you’ve accomplished in the past three years. And how you continue to give back and be an example for all of those around you.”
The mother of one, publicly supported the Hubb Community Kitchen in her first major role as a royal. She hosted a Kensington Palace lunch to mark the publication of Together: Our Community Cookbook. It is a special recipe book she helped create with the members of the kitchen in September 2018.
Her husband Prince Harry, 34, and her mother, Doria Ragland, joined Meghan at the launch of the book. Which Meghan described as a “tremendous labor of love.”
Two months later, she also caught up with the Hubb team for an early Thanksgiving celebration. Talking about the project’s progress as “a safe and professional space for the women to cook, gather and run activities within their community,” Meghan’s office at Kensington Palace said at the time.
“It’s just inspired so many people”
Most recently, the duchess spoke to Hubb members on April 17 via Zoom. To talk about the success of the charity and the joy they shared creating Together.
“You showed up and you all had it in you. And what was so great was back at that first day, and then however many visits later, and going. ‘Yeah, we’re just going to make a cookbook,’ ” Meghan said during the call.
She went on to tell the women that it was their “faith in what you can bring to the table and what you can inspire”.
That helped make their cookbook a “huge success.”
“It’s just inspired so many people,” Meghan said.