On Thursday, RE:ACT, a group formerly known as Team Rubicon which deploys teams of highly skilled veteran volunteers to disaster zones, posted a letter from the Duke of Sussex on their Twitter account, in which he thanked them for their work with the Hubb Community Kitchen.
Meghan first got involved with the Kitchen – which is made up of a group of women who come together to prepare fresh food for their local community following the displacement of the Grenfell Tower fire – in 2018.
It was one of the first initiatives she helped support when she became a member of the royal family following her wedding and went on to launch a book of recipes with the women titled Together: Our Community Cookbook.
Today we're celebrating #veterans for #ArmedForcesWeek & wanted to share this lovely letter from one #veteran, the #DukeofSussex, to our veteran #volunteers to thank them for their help delivering meals around London from #HubbCommunityKitchen in May. Proud to be involved! pic.twitter.com/S0wpH7NLAF— RE:ACT Disaster Response (@React_Response) June 25, 2020
‘It didn't surprise me to hear your team's efficiency in supporting the initiative really was like a military operation – I'd expect nothing less!’ Harry wrote in the letter.
‘As you may know, the Hubb Community Kitchen is an initiative incredibly close to my wife's heart that continues to be supported by the legacy of their community cookbook Together,’ the father-of-one added.
‘Brought together by the Grenfell Tower fire, these inspiring women continue to give back to the community, most recently mass cooking for communities who were struggling during lockdown. Thanks to Team Rubicon, they were able to reach further afield, ensuring that as many people as possible were supported during the pandemic.’
The letter is dated June 29 and was printed on stationery featuring Harry’s blue monogram which includes a crown sitting atop the letter ‘H’.
After the royal couple stepped down as senior members of the royal family in March, the couple no longer use their Royal Highness prefixes but continue to use their royal monograms.
Meghan recently spoke to several of the Hubb Kitchen’s members via Zoom to discuss the organisation and their memories of making Together.
‘You showed up and you all had it in you and what was so great was back at that first day, and then however many visits later, and going, :Yeah, we're just going to make a cookbook,”’ the Duchess said.
Meghan and Harry have been continuing their philanthropic efforts in Los Angeles, where they now live with their one-year-old son, Archie.
In recent weeks, the couple have been spotted delivery food parcels to members of their local community during the pandemic and earlier this week visited a community social justice group to bake and cook for those in need in the local area.
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