Meghan Markle Thanks Volunteers on the Grenfell Tower Fire Anniversary
"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."
On Sunday, Meghan Markle thanked volunteers of the Hubb Community Kitchen, a communal kitchen in Al-Manaar Centre in London, to mark the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Fire. In 2017, the building had a massive fire that killed 72 people and injured hundreds of others.
Markle worked with Hubb in 2018 when she coauthored a cookbook titled, "Together: Our Community Cookbook." All proceeds from the sale went to help women impacted by the fires.
In a message obtained by The Evening Standard, Markle reportedly told the volunteers, "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." She went on, "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."
Speaking of volunteer and charity work, earlier this week, reports claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be postponing the launch of their "Archewell" nonprofit, in light of COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests around the world. There is no word on when they will launch, but it's likely that they are considering the current issues around the world and educating themselves before they do.