The Duke and Duchess of Sussex paid a joint visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen on Thursday, just days before they are due to travel to Sandringham for Christmas with the Queen. Meghan, who is a self-confessed foodie, was no doubt reunited with the group of women who helped create the charity cookbook, Together: Our Community Cookbook, which features a foreword by Meghan. The cookery book, which was published in September, came about after a group of women - victims of the Grenfell Tower fire - gathered at the Al Manaar community centre and used the kitchen to prepare fresh meals for their friends, families and neighbours.
Meghan hosted an event at Kensington Palace with women from Hubb Community Kitchen
During the private engagement, which was reported in the Court Circular, the royal couple will have been updated on how the community has moved forward, and will have seen how the Hubb Community Kitchen has improved. The group were also joined by British singer Adele, who has taken to social media to voice her support for the victims of the fire. In September, Meghan hosted an event at Kensington Palace to celebrate the release of the charity cookbook. Together reached number one on Amazon.co.uk book chart within hours of being announced, and has appeared in the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists. In the UK, more than 40,000 copies have been sold, raising £210,000. Tens of thousands more have been sold internationally.
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At the start of the year, it was revealed that Meghan had been making regular private visits to the kitchen since January 2018. At the time, a leading Grenfell community member said: "Meghan's visits mean so much to us. She has a special place in our hearts." Prince Harry and Meghan's outing comes just one day after they were pictured heading to the Queen's annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace. This was attended by members of the royal family. The pre-Christmas lunch allows the extended family to get together, those that aren't invited to spend Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham.
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