Meghan Markle speaks about her children in 'thoughtful' message to Grenfell community kitchen

Meghan left a "lovely voice message" for the kitchen's volunteers on the fifth anniversary of the fire

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A “thoughtful” Duchess of Sussex called volunteers at a Grenfell community kitchen to mark the fifth anniversary of the tragedy.

The Hubb Community Kitchen said Meghan left a “lovely voice message” and asked “how we are, about our children and families and giving us news of hers”.

In a Facebook post, the group said the duchess – mother to Archie and Lilibet – was “just being her beautiful kind self”.

Meghan Markle during a visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen in 2018
Meghan Markle during a visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen in 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Jubilee earlier this month
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Jubilee earlier this month

The Hubb Community Kitchen evolved after a group of local women affected by the devastating 2017 fire gathered to prepare fresh food for their families and neighbours in the aftermath.

Meghan collaborated with volunteers by supporting the creation, and writing the foreword, for their award-winning charity cookbook Together: Our Community Cookbook.

The Kitchen’s post read: “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.

“Always very thoughtful, today we received a lovely voice message from the Duchess, being the five years anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy, asking how we are, about our children and families and giving us news of hers.

“Just being her beautiful kind self.”

Meghan was back in the UK for the Platinum Jubilee earlier this month with the Duke of Sussex, Archie and Lili.

She made an appearance with Harry at the Service of Thanksgiving held to mark the Queen’s milestone.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Grenfell survivors and the bereaved at a memorial service on the fifth anniversary of the fire on Tuesday.

Kate and William were among those who observed a 72-second silence at the base of the tower in north Kensington, London, in memory of the 72 men, women and children who died.