Meghan Markle Makes Surprise Appearance in Video Chat with One of Her Favorite U.K. Charities

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Meghan Markle may no longer live in the United Kingdom, but she’s making sure to continue her involvement with the country’s organizations. 

Last week, the Duchess of Sussex participated in a video call with women at the Hubb Community Kitchen, a group whose community was affected by the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London where more than 70 people died. Currently, the women are working alongside food redistribution charity The Felix Project to deliver up to 300 (!) meals to families in London, three days per week.

During the call, the duchess spoke with HCK manager Leila Hedjem, Cherine Mallah, Halima Al-Hudafi, Oxana Sinitsyna and Jennifer Odonkor about the latest partnership.

“I’m so proud of the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen, and the continued support the Felix Project gives them to carry out these acts of goodwill, which at this moment in time are urgently needed,” Markle said. 

The duchess has worked with the charity for the past few years—preparing meals and even writing the foreword for their cookbook, TogetherOur Community Cookbook, which features their recipes. 

“I look back at that first day and then however many visits later and knowing, ‘Yeah, we're just going to make a cookbook’... knowing and having a lot of faith in what you guys could bring to the table and what you could inspire, but obviously not knowing what a huge success it was going to be," she said. “That's just a testament to you. It's just inspired so many people.”

The organization also holds a special place in the duchess’s heart. It was the first cause she championed solo in her royal role. Not to mention she hosted a palace luncheon for the program, where she gave her first-ever public speech as the Duchess of Sussex. 

We love seeing this relationship continue.