Just before they stepped out to Canada House in London on Jan. 7 to thank our country for its hospitality during their stay here as part of their break from royal duties, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan visited The Hubb Community Kitchen. They shared some unseen photos from their time there on their Instagram account on Jan. 10.
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Earlier this week, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to visit the women of The Hubb Community Kitchen and “Together, Our Community Cookbook.” These women came together in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy to cook meals for their families and neighbours who had been displaced from the fire. With funds from the successful cookbook, they have now been able to share their spirit of community with so many more. The Hubb continues to work with local organisations to build hope, bring comfort and provide not simply a warm meal, but with it, a sense of togetherness. The Duke and Duchess were so happy to reconnect with the women and hear about the projects they continue to develop to help those in their community and beyond. Image © SussexRoyal
In the pictures, Harry and Meghan can be seen sitting down to a meal with those who were there and sharing a laugh in the kitchen itself.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have long been big supporters of the initiative, which was founded by survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire. Meghan wrote the foreword for the kitchen's cookbook, Together: Our Community Kitchen, which was published in 2017, and has checked in with its staff several times since joining the Royal Family. The duchess reportedly wanted to do just that when she was in London.
"These women came together in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy to cook meals for their families and neighbours who had been displaced from the fire," they wrote on Instagram. "With funds from the successful cookbook, they have now been able to share their spirit of community with so much more. The Hubb continues to work with local organizations to build hope, bring comfort and provide not simply a warm meal, but with it, a sense of togetherness."
The launch of Together was Meghan's first solo project as a royal, and Harry and her mother Doria Ragland were both there to support her at the event in 2018.
Following their most recent visit, Harry and Meghan travelled to Canada House, where they met with Janice Charette, Canada's High Commissioner to the UK, and thanked her for what Canada had done during their time here over their break. They shared some adorable anecdotes from their trip, including how Archie was completely captivated by Canada's gorgeous landscapes.
The Sussexes were reportedly staying near North Saanich, B.C., on Vancouver Island, just north of the provincial capital of Victoria.
On Jan. 9, the couple shocked royal watchers worldwide by announcing they were stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family and wanted to become "financially independent." They said they would spend their time in the UK and North America, to ensure Archie was raised with knowledge of his royal background and also able to move with them into the next phase of their lives.