Meghan Markle marks Grenfell's 5th anniversary with 'thoughtful' voice note, while Prince William and Duchess Catherine attend memorial service

Meghan Markle may be thousands of miles away, but she still managed to share a heartfelt message with the bereaved families and survivors of Grenfell Tower

Meghan Markle
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Meghan Markle issued a heartfelt message to mark Grenfell's fifth anniversary - all the way from Montecito. 

Meghan Markle has marked the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy with a voice note to the Hubb Community Kitchen.

On their official Facebook page, the Hubb Community Kitchen 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 of us and wrote a lovely message to each lady on the first page." 

"Always very thoughtful, today we received a lovely voice note from the Duchess, being the 5 year 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."

The Duchess became involved with the project - which raised funds in order to provide meals for the homeless and families of those lost in the Grenfell tragedy - back in 2018.

Meghan said of the project, according to HELLO! online, "We founded Hubb together and I think what I'm most proud of is what we've been able to do, not just what we created to meet an immediate need right after the fire."

Meghan Markle visits the Hubb Community Kitchen in 2018

Meghan Markle visits the Hubb Community Kitchen in 2018

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"If you go back to where it all began you didn't have a place to cook and people forget that's what it came down to, needing the resources to do what you do so well - as we all know because we can taste it. But also do it together and how... the cookbook ended up having the impact we wanted because it raised enough to get you all the help in the kitchen you needed."

Meanwhile, Prince William and Duchess Catherine skipped Royal Ascot in order to attend a Grenfell memorial. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made an unannounced visit to the Grenfell site on Tuesday to join a multi-faith service at the foot of the tower where 72 sadly lost their lives on June 14, 2017.

It's been a busy week for the Royal Family, with Royal Ascot 2022 well underway. Key members of The Firm, including Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, and Mike and Zara Tindall, have been spotted enjoying a day out at the races. The Queen has been notably absent from the racing event so far due to ongoing health problems.

Lauren Hughes

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