Prince Harry thanks veterans for supporting Hubb Community Kitchen

Veteran volunteers helped deliver meals around London 

Chelsea Ritschel
Friday 26 June 2020 17:09 BST
Prince Harry thanks veterans for supporting Hubb Community Kitchen (Getty)
Prince Harry thanks veterans for supporting Hubb Community Kitchen (Getty)

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Prince Harry has expressed his gratitude to veterans after they helped one of Meghan Markle’s initiatives, the Hubb Community Kitchen, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On Thursday, RE:ACT, formerly known as Team Rubicon, a group that deploys highly skilled veteran volunteers to disaster zones, shared a photo of a letter they received from the Duke of Sussex, in which he thanked them for their help delivering meals across London from the Hubb Community Kitchen.

“Today we're celebrating #veterans for #ArmedForcesWeek and 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!” the organisation wrote.

In the letter, Prince Harry wrote: “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!

“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.

“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 Duchess of Sussex first became involved in the Hubb Community Kitchen, which consists of a group of women who first came together to make fresh food for their local community following the Grenfell Tower fire, in 2018. Meghan later published a community book of recipes with the women, titled: Together: Our Community Cookbook.

Prince Harry concluded the letter, dated 19 June 2020, reiterating that he and Meghan “send our deepest thanks and best wishes”.

The duke signed the letter Harry, although he did use his monogram logo of an H under a crown, which the couple continues to use despite stepping back from the royal family in March.

In response to the letter, many thanked the organisation for its work, and Prince Harry for his and Meghan’s continued support.

“Absolutely lovely! Thank you for sharing. Well done to all those involved x,” one person commented.

Another said: “Amazing work. Thank you for sharing and thank you for your service!”

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