Meghan Markle Ties On an Apron & Preps Meals for the Needy

Meghan Markle may call England her home, but it looks as though that hasn’t stopped her from embracing Thanksgiving early — or at least the giving spirit.

On Wednesday, the Duchess of Sussex visited the victims of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire at Hubb Community Kitchen, a communal establishment at the Al Manaar Heritage Center in West London, to prepare at least 200 fresh meals for the local community, including elderly people’s homes, homeless shelters and women’s refuges.

Outfitted in a wool burgundy Club Monaco coat layered over a collared Club Monaco shift dress in the same shade, complete with split black leather Givenchy boots, Markle was welcomed by Zaheera Sufyaan from Hubb Community Kitchen and Abdurahman Sayed, head of Al Manaar Heritage Center, upon arrival.

Meghan Duchess of SussexMeghan Duchess of Sussex visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen, London, UK - 21 Nov 2018The Duchess of Sussex will visit the Hubb Community Kitchen to see how the funds raised by Together: Our Community Cookbook are already making a difference.Supported by The Royal Foundation and published by Penguin Random House companies, Together features over 50 recipes from women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.The Duchess, who has made regular private visits to the kitchen since January 2018, will meet the women as they prepare fresh meals for the local community in the newly renovated kitchen. The women will be preparing 200 meals in just one day, to be delivered to local groups, including elderly people's homes, homeless shelters and women's refuges. Wearing Club Monaco, Shoes By Givenchy Club Monaco Dress And Coat
Meghan Markle visits the Hubb Community Kitchen in London on Nov. 21.
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Meghan Duchess of Sussex greets people as she arrives to visit the Hubb Community Kitchen to see how funds raised by the 'Together: Our Community' Cookbook are making a difference at Al Manaar, North KensingtonMeghan Duchess of Sussex visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen, London, UK - 21 Nov 2018
The Duchess of Sussex greets people as she arrives to visit the Hubb Community Kitchen on Nov. 21.
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Markle has made regular private visits to the kitchen since January. In September, with the support of The Royal Foundation, they launched “Together: Our Community Cookbook,” a charitable tome featuring more than 50 recipes from women who were affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Proceeds from the book help the kitchen stay open.

And in the couple of months since the cookbook’s inception, it’s made a huge difference (40,000 copies were sold in the U.K. alone, with $270,000 raised). Now the kitchen, which used to be open for two days a week, has been renovated and is open daily. The new facilities are “a safe and professional space for the women to cook, gather and run activities within their community,” according to Kensington Palace.

In the kitchen, Markle got down to work. She shed her coat, tied on an apron, rolled up her sleeves and began prepping food with the women there.

Meghan Duchess of Sussex visits the Hubb Community Kitchen to see how funds raised by the 'Together: Our Community' Cookbook are making a difference at Al Manaar, North KensingtonMeghan Duchess of Sussex visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen, London, UK - 21 Nov 2018
Markle visits the Hubb Community Kitchen in London on Nov. 21.
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Meghan Duchess of Sussex visits the Hubb Community Kitchen to see how funds raised by the 'Together: Our Community' Cookbook are making a difference at Al Manaar, North KensingtonMeghan Duchess of Sussex visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen, London, UK - 21 Nov 2018
Markle visits the Hubb Community Kitchen on Nov. 21.
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