Meghan Markle leaves kind voice note for Grenfell kitchen volunteers

‘Thoughtful’ Meghan Markle sent a voice note to volunteers at Grenfell community kitchen – asking ‘about our children and giving us news of hers’ – to mark five-year anniversary of the tragedy

  • Meghan Markle left a voice note asking about the volunteers and their families on the five-year anniversary of the West London tower block tragedy 
  • The Hubb Community Kitchen posted on its Facebook that the Duchess, 40, had sent the message asking ‘about our children and giving us news of hers’ 
  • Meghan and Prince Harry first visited the West London kitchen in 2018 following the blaze, which killed 72 people, on June 14th, 2017
  • Volunteers wrote in another post how the ‘thoughtful’ Duchess had sent ‘flowers, a picture, chocolates’ and made phone calls in the years since the tragedy

Volunteers at a community kitchen set up to support bereaved families after the Grenfell tragedy have revealed the Duchess of Sussex sent them a ‘thoughtful’ voice note to mark the five-year anniversary of the blaze. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry first visited The Hubb Community Kitchen in 2018 after the fire at the North Kensington tower block claimed the lives of 72 people. 

The initiative, long-supported by the Sussexes, was set up to provide support and hot meals for bereaved families in west London following the blaze on June 14, 2017. 

Five years on, voluntary staff at the kitchen shared on their Facebook page how the Duchess of Sussex had been in touch this week asking about their welfare and sharing news of her own children, Archie, three, and Lilibet, one.  

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Meghan Markle left a voice note asking about the volunteers and their families on the five-year anniversary of the West London tower block tragedy. Pictured: Meghan and Harry during their recent visit to the UK to mark the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

The Hubb Community Kitchen posted on its Facebook that the Duchess, 40, had left message asking ‘about our children and families and giving us news of hers’ this week. Pictured: Meghan at the community kitchen in 2018

A photo of the couple during one of their visits to the kitchen in 2017; the volunteers praised the couple for staying in touch five years on from the tragedy

They wrote: ‘Today is a day spent looking back, remembering and reflecting. I just found this picture of us all, on the day our cookbook came out. 

‘The Duchess had wrapped a book for each one of us and wrote a lovely message to each lady on the first page.’ 

The comment continued: ‘Always very thoughtful, today we received a lovely voice message from the Duchess, being the 5 years anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy, asking how we are, about our children and families and giving us news of hers. Just being her beautiful kind self.’

Last week, the page also praised the couple for staying in touch in the years since their visit, saying: ‘Many times they surprised us, be it flowers, a picture, chocolates, a phone call…they don’t have to. still they do. Because they are a genuinely kind couple.’

The kitchen, long-supported by the Sussexes, was set up to provide support and hot meals for bereaved families in west London following the Grenfell blaze, which killed 72 people on June 14, 2017. Pictured, Meghan at the kitchen in November, 2018

In June last year, the couple sent sweet treats and a letter (pictured) to the volunteers behind the Grenfell community kitchen to mark International Women’s Day

In June 2021, the couple sent sweet treats and a thoughtful letter to the women behind the community kitchen to mark International Women’s Day.

Delicious-looking cupcakes decorated with fruit were given to the volunteers behind the kitchen via the Luminary Bakery, a small independent London bakery that Meghan has worked with in recent years as it aims to ’empower women’.

The gesture followed Meghan and Prince Harry’s bombshell Oprah interview in which the couple laid bare the extent of their rift with the Royal Family.  

This week a royal author claimed that Meghan and Harry are in the ‘last chance saloon’ with the royal family and will be ‘cut off’ if they leak anything from the Jubilee.

The Duke, 37, and the Duchess of Sussex, 40, who are currently living in their $14 million mansion in California, flew in from the US for events which began on June 1st, but spent little time with the royal family.

Harry and Meghan did not spend any private time with Prince William, Kate, George, Charlotte and Louis during the Jubilee, while they were not permitted to bring a private photographer to the first meeting between the Queen and their daughter Lilibet.

Royal biographer and journalist Duncan Larcombe has now said the ‘test now begins’ for the royal couple, telling Closer magazine: ‘If anything from the weekend leaked, I imagine they will be totally cut off and that’ll be it.’

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