Wearing a dress and coat by Club Monaco, Meghan was warmly welcomed as she arrived at the Hubb Community Kitchen. The kitchen was used by the women of Grenfell Tower, following the devastating fire there in June 2017, to cook and meet friends. 

The Duchess first met the women who cook there before she even married Prince Harry, back in January 2018 and it was her idea to publish a cookbook of the women's favourite recipes. 

The women and Meghan celebrated the launch of their joint project at Kensington Palace this September.

A Connection to the Community Kitchen

Meghan was invested in the project from the start, in the book's foreword she states, "I immediately felt connected to this community kitchen; it is a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together".

When Meghan first visited the kitchen she was certainly not treated as an A-lister and instead, an "apron was quickly wrapped around" her and she found herself "washing the rice for lunch".

Cookbook Success!

The kitchen is now open seven days a week and has been completely redesigned thanks to the cookbook's success. The Duchess and her friend, Michelin star chef Clare Smyth, helped them prepare two hundred meals for locals in need, including those in care homes, homeless shelters and women's shelters. The women also talked about their vision for the kitchen's future, and their hope to be able to help even more people in need.