Meghan Markle: how the Meghan effect helped the victims of the fire

adminNovember 21, 2018

She has only been a member of the royal family for six months, but Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex's charity, is already proving lucrative.

The income of Together: Our community cookbook, which Meghan helped launch in September, has allowed women who are behind the recipes to renew their common kitchen.

The pregnant duchess shone positively on Wednesday when she visited the women at Hubb Community Kitchen in Kensington, London.

media_cameraMeghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrives at Hubb's community kitchen in London. Image: AFP

The future mother wore a brown coat with a matching dress from Club Monaco and black stockings with black heels while hugging one of the women in the kitchen before entering.

media_cameraMeghan cradles her blow when she visits Hubb's Community Kitchen. Image: Getty Images
media_cameraMeghan's support for the community kitchen has been growing stronger. Image: Getty Images

The charity cookbook features more than 50 recipes from women whose community was affected by the tragedy of the fire at Grenfell Tower in London, which killed 72 people in June last year.

media_cameraMeghan with some of the women who work in the community kitchen. Image: Getty Images

The idea was born after the women began to gather in a communal kitchen in the community center of Al Manaar to prepare food for friends, families and neighbors in the months after the fire.

It became known as the Hubb Community Kitchen.

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media_cameraThe Duchess of Sussex got stuck. Image: Getty Images

The cookbook was Meghan's first solo project after becoming a real king and is backed by the Royal Foundation.

Just a few hours after the Duchess helped launch. Together, reached the top of Amazon's bestseller list and won the support of celebrities, including her good friend and tennis star Serena Williams.

media_cameraMeghan made a storm in London. Image: Getty Images

Since then, more than 40,000 copies have been sold in the United Kingdom with thousands more sales abroad.

Meghan, who is known to be an "enthusiast", used to write about food on her closed lifestyle blog, The Tig.

media_cameraMeghan, Duchess of Sussex and chef Clare Smyth pose for a group photo with members of Hubb Community Kitchen. Image: Getty Images

He has regularly visited the kitchen since January and even wrote the prologue of the cookbook.

The income of Together They have allowed women to completely redesign their kitchen, which can now remain open seven days a week.

media_cameraMeghan used to have her own food blog. Image: Getty Images

Previously, the kitchen was only open two days a week due to lack of funds.

Women have also achieved degrees in food hygiene.

Meghan met with the women on Wednesday to help prepare fresh meals that were delivered to nursing homes, shelters for the homeless and shelters for women.

media_cameraMegan is received by Zaheera Sufyaan, coordinating coordinator of Hubb Community Kitchen. Image: AFP

The Duchess also learned about some of the planned outreach projects in the kitchen, which will be financed with the proceeds of the cookbook.

The women, supported and advised by UnLtd, plan to cook and deliver meals to maternity homes that have been affected by domestic violence.

There are also plans to produce healthy treats for children.

media_cameraMeghan showed some serious culinary skills. Image: Getty Images

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