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Meghan Markle is praised by Grenfell community kitchen volunteers after leaving ‘kind’ voice note

Volunteers in a communal kitchen set up to support bereaved families after the Grenfell tragedy revealed that the Duchess of Sussex has sent them a ‘thoughtful’ voice to mark the fifth anniversary of the fire.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry first visited The Hubb Community Kitchen in 2018 after the fire in the North Kensington tower block left 72 people dead.

Long supported by the Sussex, the initiative was set up to provide support and hot meals to bereaved families in West London after the fire on 14 June 2017.

Five years later, volunteer kitchen staff shared their facebook page how the Duchess of Sussex had reached out this week to inquire about their well-being and share news of her own children, Archie, three, and Lilibet, one.

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

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

The Hubb Community Kitchen posted on its Facebook page that the Duchess, 40, had left a message this week asking

The Hubb Community Kitchen posted on its Facebook page that the Duchess, 40, had left a message this week asking “about our children and families and giving us news about her.” Pictured: Meghan in the communal kitchen in 2018

A photo of the couple during one of their kitchen visits in 2017;  the volunteers praised the couple for the contact they had remained five years after the tragedy

A photo of the couple during one of their kitchen visits in 2017; the volunteers praised the couple for the contact they had remained five years after the tragedy

They wrote: ‘Today is a day when we look back, remember and reflect. I just found this photo of all of us the day our cookbook came out.

“The Duchess had wrapped a book for each of us and written a sweet message to each lady on the first page.”

The comment continued: ‘Always very thoughtful, today we received a beautiful spoken message from the Duchess, as it has been 5 years since the Grenfell tragedy, asking how we are, about our children and families and our news about her. Just be her beautiful kind self.’

Last week, the page also praised the couple for their contact in the years since their visit, saying: “Often they surprised us, whether it was flowers, a photo, chocolates, a phone call… . they still do. Because they are a genuinely nice couple.”

Long supported by the Sussex, the kitchen was set up to provide support and hot meals to bereaved families in west London after the Grenfell fire, which killed 72 people on June 14, 2017. Pictured, Meghan in the kitchen in November 2018

Long supported by the Sussex, the kitchen was set up to provide support and hot meals to bereaved families in west London after the Grenfell fire, which killed 72 people on June 14, 2017. Pictured, Meghan in the kitchen in November 2018

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

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

In June 2021, the couple sent sweet treats and a thoughtful letter to the women behind the communal kitchen on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

Delicious looking cupcakes decorated with fruit were given to the volunteers behind the kitchen through the Luminary Bakery, a small independent London bakery that Meghan has partnered with over the past few years to ‘make women stronger’.

The gesture followed Meghan and Prince Harry’s bombshell Oprah interview in which the couple exposed the extent of their rift with the royal family.

This week, a royal author claimed that Meghan and Harry are in a ‘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 currently live in their $14 million mansion in California, flew over from the US for events starting June 1, 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 anniversary, while they were not allowed 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 begins now’ for the royal couple, telling Closer magazine: ‘If anything leaked from the weekend I imagine they will be cut off completely and that will be it .’

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