Meghan Markle and Prince Harry emphasise charity work in first Instagram post since announcement

Duke and duchess announced this week they would continue to share updates via social media 

Chelsea Ritschel
Friday 10 January 2020 19:03
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have shared their first Instagram post since they announced they would be stepping back as senior members of the royal family.

On Friday, the couple emphasised their continued dedication to charity work with photos from their recent visit to The Hubb Community Kitchen.

“Earlier this week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to visit the women of The Hubb Community Kitchen and ‘Together, Our Community Cookbook.’ These women came together in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy to cook meals for their families and neighbours who had been displaced from the fire.

“With funds from the successful cookbook, they have now been able to share their spirit of community with so many more. The Hubb continues to work with local organisations to build hope, bring comfort and provide not simply a warm meal, but with it, a sense of togetherness.”

The post continues: “The Duke and Duchess were so happy to reconnect with the women and hear about the projects they continue to develop to help those in their community and beyond.”

In the photos, the duke and duchess can be seen laughing and smiling with the women, before sitting down to a meal together.

Meghan has been helping and supporting the community kitchen, her first solo project after becoming a member of the royal family, since 2018.

In addition to paying numerous visits to the communal kitchen, the duchess launched the kitchen’s cookbook as a way of raising money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

The couple’s latest Instagram post has prompted an outpouring of support from their fans.

“So proud of you guys! Keep forging your own path, your own way, for your own happiness and family. You are changing the rules and that’s admirable,” one person wrote.

Another said: “We love you guys and your continued effort to help those in need and especially within the local London communities! Please never stop helping others and bettering this world.”

In addition to announcing their intentions to step back from the royal family, become financially independent and move part-time to North America, the duke and duchess revealed this week that they have updated their media policy in a way that they believe will “enable them to share more, with you, directly” via their social media accounts.

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