Adele popped by too.
Christmas is a time when old friends and new come together and even the royals aren’t immune to the charm of the season. The Queen has already arrived in her Sandringham Estate to kick off her festive holiday according to the BBC and many of her relatives are expected to be joining her, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. However before that, Meghan brought her husband to meet the Hubb Community Kitchen in west London according to Elle; who reported the private event had been listed in the Court Circular.
The note read, ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex this afternoon visited the Hubb Community Kitchen, 244 Acklam Road, London W10.’
If you’re wondering why the Hubb Community Kitchen sounds so familiar, it’s because Meghan Markle has worked closely with them throughout the year – sneaking out of the palace to help the women of the kitchen cook for Grenfell Tower survivors. In September, she helped launch her first major charity project with them called Together: Our Community Cookbook to raise proceeds. It quickly became an instant bestseller, selling more than 40,000 copies in the UK according to Hello!.
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According to Elle, the cookbook has since raised £210,000 and Hello! claimed that 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’. It also turns out that another famous supporter of the Grenfell Tower survivors, Adele, also showed up to give her love to the community.
Royal commentator Omid Scobie posted a picture of the singer with Munira Mahmoud, a co-founder of the kitchen. He wrote, ‘Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan visited the Hubb Community Kitchen on Thursday. And they weren’t the only familiar faces at @almanaar – #Justice4Grenfell supporter @Adele stopped by too! Hubb chef (and one of its founders) Munira Mahmoud shared a snap from the pre-holiday event’.
Christmas is a time of giving and it’s amazing to see everybody in the spirit this time of year. Here’s hoping the Hubb Community Kitchen are empowered to do even more amazing things next year.
If you’re keen on giving back too (and need a last minute Christmas gift), you can pick up Together: Our Community Cookbook at pretty much any big bookshop chain in the UK.