The Duchess of Sussex sent an audio message to the women in the Hubb Community Kitchen from LA, telling them she was “so proud of them”. She said: “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. “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.”
The Hubb Community Kitchen was one of the first projects Meghan Markle got involved with ahead of her marriage to Prince Harry in 2018.
The project was founded by a group of women who came together in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy which devastated their community on June 15, 2017.
In the audio message sent to the Evening Standard, she said she and her husband Prince Harry were sending the women “so much love” on this “difficult day”.
Meghan added: “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 those around you.”
The women cooked together to help support members of their west London community many of whom had been left homeless and mourning loved ones following the tower block fire which killed 72 people.
Meghan paid her first visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen in January 2018 and by September 2018 a cookbook which brought together recipes from the kitchen was published.
Together: Our Community Cookbook includes a forward written by the Duchess of Sussex and all profits from its sales help the Hubb Community Kitchen to strengthen lives and communities through cooking.
The book features 50 recipes from the women of the Hubb Kitchen, many of which are family recipes.