Meghan Markle makes surprise visit to women’s centre amid Sussex split

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry (Photo: Getty Images)
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry (Photo: Getty Images)

Cape Town – While a decision has yet to be made regarding Harry and Meghan’s next move following news of their exit from the royal family, life is carrying on as usual for the young royals.

Prince William honoured Investiture recipients at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday while Duchess Meghan made a surprise visit to a women’s shelter in Vancouver, Canada.

"Look who we had tea with today!" the centre wrote on their Facebook page along with a picture of Meghan with eight women from the shelter. The duchess stopped by to discuss issues affecting women in the community, the caption on the post added.

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The centre takes in women, and their children, who, oftentimes have experienced some form of violence, or has been affected by addiction. Children are usually vulnerable to exploitation, injustice and injury. The centre takes them in and provides them with a place to live and the resources they need to lift themselves up.

Meghan has long been a strong advocate for women’s rights – even making it a key focus of the Duke and Duchess going forward after their split from the royal family this year – and has championed similar causes in the past.

Just recently, the duchess visited the Hubb Community Kitchen. The organisation came together in the wake of the Grenfell Fire tragedy to provide families that have been displaced with warm meals for their families. The duchess later collaborated with the women to work closely on and write the forward for Together, Our Community Cookbook.

After the backlash of Harry and Meghan’s decision, fans of Meghan and the incredible work she’s done for many communities all over the world took to Twitter to rally behind the duchess. One user suggested fans buy the cookbook to show their support – so the #sussexsquad did. According to Harper’s BAZAAR, book sales spiked shortly after. 

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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 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. Image © SussexRoyal

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