'I couldn’t be more proud of Meghan.'
Meghan Markle has been keeping pretty busy behind the scenes recently and it’s all come to a head, as she and the women of Grenfell have released a charity cookbook to support the survivors of the fire. Unsurprisingly, the book is already a success despite the fact it only launched yesterday – it’s already Amazon’s number one bestseller in the books category.
Titled Together: Our Community Cookbook, it shines a light on a diverse group of local women at Hubb Community Kitchen who have tirelessly cooked for the Grenfell Tower survivors since the tragedy. It’s a beautiful and meaningful undertaking and we’re not the only ones who feel that way, as Meghan Markle’s friend Serena Williams took to Instagram to praise her pal for it.
In an Instagram story, Serena revealed her very own copy ‘straight from Kensington Palace’. She showed off the beautifully designed cookbook, which includes 50 recipes from cultures as diverse as North Africa through to the Middle East.
BFFs always support their pals no matter what and Serena celebrated the Duchess of Sussex’s role in the book’s development, saying, ‘I couldn’t be more proud of Meghan.’
‘I really encourage you all to read it – grab this book and its wonderful recipes of all women from all backgrounds coming together and just doing something and cooking,’ she continued.
Meghan and the women of Hubb Community Kitchen launched the book at an event on Kensington Palace’s grounds, hosting a luncheon where many of the recipes were available.
According to the BBC, Meghan Markle had joined the women while volunteering to cook for Grenfell Tower survivors and said she felt ‘immediately embraced by the women in the kitchen’.
Prince Harry and her mother Doria Ragland also attended the launch to support her – Harry enjoyed it so much that he was even spotted sneaking a few samosas.
While Serena wasn’t there – she’s been busy fighting the patriarchy and sexism in the tennis industry – she’s been throwing her support behind her friend from a distance. Beyond her Instagram story, she also shared a heartfelt message on Instagram promoting the book.
‘I used to call you Meghan (and I still do) but dear Duchess of Sussex your first project “Together” a cookbook bringing women of all cultures together,’ she started her post.
‘I could not be more excited about it and proud of you,’ she continued. ‘It’s beautiful – diversity, inclusivity, coming together in grief or joy – there is just so much love.’
She then plugged a link to buy the book online and TBH, we might have just ordered one for ourselves already. Everybody needs a friend like Serena Williams.
Together: Our Community Cookbook is now available on Amazon and retails for £9.99.