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Prince Harry praises British public’s response to coronavirus pandemic and ‘selfless’ Captain Tom

Prince Harry has praised the British public’s response to coronavirus pandemic as well as Captain Tom as he and wife Meghan Markle are seen on the streets of LA for a second time wearing masks to deliver packages for charity. 

In an interview with the Declassifed podcast, the 35-year-old said the amount of volunteers rushing to help in the national effort was ‘wonderfully British’.

He added that he was ‘incredibly proud’ of the British public’s response to the pandemic.    

The duke, who has quit as a working royal and moved to America with Meghan and 11-month-old Archie, also praised Second World War veteran Captain Tom Moore for his ‘utterly amazing’ fundraising efforts. 

The couple were seen linking arms and holding hands as they delivered packages to residents from the back of their Cadillac XT5

The couple were seen linking arms and holding hands as they delivered packages to residents from the back of their Cadillac XT5

Prince Harry has praised the British public’s response to coronavirus pandemic as well as Captain Tom as he and wife Meghan Markle are seen on the streets of LA for a second time wearing masks to deliver packages for charity. Pictured: The couple were seen linking arms and holding hands as they delivered packages to residents from the back of their Cadillac XT5

The podcast episode is hoping to encourage veterans to volunteer and join the Team Rubicon UK organisation, which is assisting the Government in responding to the coronavirus crisis.

‘I want to say a huge thank you, as we all do, to all of the NHS workers and everybody that’s volunteering,’ the duke said.

‘Because up and down the UK, whether it’s from Dorset up to Staffordshire, there are literally hundreds of thousands of people volunteering.’

Referring to an article by the Guardian about the high number of people who have come forward to volunteer, Harry added: ‘It’s such a wonderfully British thing that we all come to help when we need it.’

In an interview with the Declassifed podcast, the duke said: 'I want to say a huge thank you, as we all do, to all of the NHS workers and everybody that's volunteering.' Pictured: Medics outside Westminster and Chelsea Hospital during the Clap For Carers celebration on Thursday

In an interview with the Declassifed podcast, the duke said: 'I want to say a huge thank you, as we all do, to all of the NHS workers and everybody that's volunteering.' Pictured: Medics outside Westminster and Chelsea Hospital during the Clap For Carers celebration on Thursday

In an interview with the Declassifed podcast, the duke said: ‘I want to say a huge thank you, as we all do, to all of the NHS workers and everybody that’s volunteering.’ Pictured: Medics outside Westminster and Chelsea Hospital during the Clap For Carers celebration on Thursday

The duke also praised 99-year-old war veteran Captain Moore, whose fundraising efforts have captured the heart of the nation by raising more than £22million for NHS charities by walking lengths of his garden.

Harry told the podcast: ‘Congratulations to Tom, I think what he’s done is utterly amazing.

‘It’s not just what he’s done, it’s the reaction that people have had as well, I think is again just wonderfully British.

‘I’m just so incredibly proud to see what these individuals up and down the country and across the world are doing on a day-to-day basis.’

He added: ‘It’s also proving that I think things are better than we’re led to believe through certain corners of the media.

‘It can be very worrying when you’re sitting there and the only information you are getting is from certain news channels, but then if you are out and about or you are on the right platforms, you can really sense this human spirit coming to the forefront.’

The duke, who has quit as a working royal and moved to America with Meghan and baby Archie, also praised Second World War veteran Captain Tom Moore (pictured) for his 'utterly amazing' fundraising efforts

The duke, who has quit as a working royal and moved to America with Meghan and baby Archie, also praised Second World War veteran Captain Tom Moore (pictured) for his 'utterly amazing' fundraising efforts

The duke, who has quit as a working royal and moved to America with Meghan and baby Archie, also praised Second World War veteran Captain Tom Moore (pictured) for his ‘utterly amazing’ fundraising efforts

The Queen’s grandson also paid tribute to the younger generation for their efforts, calling the youth engagement ‘exceptional, specifically in the UK’ during the pandemic.

The duke, who is in Los Angeles with the Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, said he hopes volunteering efforts continue once the crisis ends.

He added: ‘It just makes me incredibly proud to see the Brits stepping up like this, but I really, really hope that this keeps going after coronavirus and after this whole pandemic has come to a close.’

Hosted by Michael Coates, the podcast is a series of conversation with members from the military community.

The duke, who served with the Blues and Royals and the Army Air Corps, called the volunteering efforts of veterans a ‘selfless act’.

He said: ‘It’s about selflessness rather than selfishness and I think in today’s culture, in today’s world, we need more role models that are willing to put others ahead of themselves.

‘I think again about being part of a unit, being part of a team, certainly for me wearing a uniform that was the same as everybody else.

‘It kind of makes you feel totally equal but at the same time makes you want to do everything you can for the person on your left and the person on your right.’

Harry (pictured in London alongside Meghan in March) joined a humanitarian operation by Team Rubicon UK in Nepal, in the wake of the country's earthquake in 2015

Harry (pictured in London alongside Meghan in March) joined a humanitarian operation by Team Rubicon UK in Nepal, in the wake of the country's earthquake in 2015

Harry (pictured in London alongside Meghan in March) joined a humanitarian operation by Team Rubicon UK in Nepal, in the wake of the country’s earthquake in 2015

Harry joined a humanitarian operation by Team Rubicon UK in Nepal, in the wake of the country’s earthquake in 2015.

The charity, which mobilises former serving personnel, has launched Op RE:ACT in response to the crisis and is calling on veterans to utilise their skillset and assist in volunteering.

Chief executive of Team Rubicon UK Richard Sharp told the podcast the charity was ‘re-purposing veteran skill’ to support mortuaries and hospitals during the pandemic.

Some 3,000 veterans have now signed up to support Op RE:ACT, Mr Sharp said.

‘Our main effort has been to support the incredible NHS,’ he told the podcast.

‘We’ve been watching the most unbelievable committed service to this country by doctors, nurses, respiratory physios, and it was clear that we had to do everything we could to support that.’

It comes after Harry and Meghan were spotted out on the streets of Los Angeles once again as they continued their volunteering work for charity amid the coronavirus crisis. 

The couple were seen linking arms and holding hands as they delivered packages to residents from the back of their $35,000 Cadillac XT5, having seemingly downgraded from the Porsche SUV they had used yesterday.

Meghan, 38, was dressed casually in khaki cargo pants, a black long-sleeve top and white trainers while Harry, 35, donned his familiar uniform of a faded polo shirt, jeans, desert boots.

Both continued to wear baseball caps as well as protective covers over their mouths in accordance to the new Southern Californian regulations, which have made the wearing of face masks mandatory in the battle against Covid-19.  

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were spotted out on the streets of Los Angeles once again as they continued their charity volunteering work amid the coronavirus crisis

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were spotted out on the streets of Los Angeles once again as they continued their charity volunteering work amid the coronavirus crisis

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were spotted out on the streets of Los Angeles once again as they continued their charity volunteering work amid the coronavirus crisis

Meghan affectionately touched Harry's shoulder as they removed goods from the car

Meghan affectionately touched Harry's shoulder as they removed goods from the car

The couple were seen linking arms and holding hands as they delivered packages to residents from the back of their $35,000 Cadillac XT5, having seemingly downgraded from the Porsche SUV they had used yesterday

The couple were seen linking arms and holding hands as they delivered packages to residents from the back of their $35,000 Cadillac XT5, having seemingly downgraded from the Porsche SUV they had used yesterday

The couple were seen linking arms and holding hands as they delivered packages to residents from the back of their $35,000 Cadillac XT5, having seemingly downgraded from the Porsche SUV they had used yesterday 

Both continued to wear baseball caps as well as protective covers over their mouths in accordance to the new Southern Californian regulations, which have made the wearing of face masks mandatory in the battle against Covid-19

Both continued to wear baseball caps as well as protective covers over their mouths in accordance to the new Southern Californian regulations, which have made the wearing of face masks mandatory in the battle against Covid-19

Both continued to wear baseball caps as well as protective covers over their mouths in accordance to the new Southern Californian regulations, which have made the wearing of face masks mandatory in the battle against Covid-19

It emerged earlier this week that the couple, who moved to Los Angeles with 11-month-old son Archie a month ago, have been distributing meals to the needy in LA for the Project Angel Food charity.  

A source close to the couple told the Daily Mail that they had hoped to keep their volunteering private but were glad the charity was being recognised.  

The Sussexes initially moved to Canada after stepping down as senior working royals on March 31 but are now forging out new lives for themselves as they set up home in California. 

The couple are thought to now be angling for a luxury home costing somewhere between $12million and $18million in the exclusive Bel-Air area of Los Angeles, according to TMZ

This is only the second time the couple have stepped out in their new city since moving after being spotted yesterday walking their two dogs as part of their daily exercise routine. 

The prince, who is still sixth in line to the throne despite stepping down from royal duties, was pulled along by the couple’s black Labrador, while Meghan at one point carried her beloved rescue beagle, Guy, as they got out of their Porsche SUV.

The couple, who were forced to give up their Sussex Royal branding by the Queen, are being bankrolled by Prince Charles for the first year of their new life.

Meghan pulled out a pair of latex gloves to protect herself while delivering food packages

Meghan pulled out a pair of latex gloves to protect herself while delivering food packages

The Sussexes initially moved to Canada after stepping down as senior working royals on March 31 but have now set up home in California

The Sussexes initially moved to Canada after stepping down as senior working royals on March 31 but have now set up home in California

Meghan pulled out a pair of latex gloves to protect herself while delivering food packages in Los Angeles

The couple walked down the street in Los Angeles wearing protective masks and baseball caps. Meghan also wore latex gloves as she clutched a sheet of paper

The couple walked down the street in Los Angeles wearing protective masks and baseball caps. Meghan also wore latex gloves as she clutched a sheet of paper

The couple walked down the street in Los Angeles wearing protective masks and baseball caps. Meghan also wore latex gloves as she clutched a sheet of paper

The Sussexes initially moved to Canada after stepping down as senior working royals on March 31

The Sussexes initially moved to Canada after stepping down as senior working royals on March 31

They are now forging out new lives for themselves as they set up home in California

They are now forging out new lives for themselves as they set up home in California

The Sussexes initially moved to Canada after stepping down as senior working royals on March 31 but are now forging out new lives for themselves as they set up home in California

The latest appearance comes after the Duchess of Sussex carried out her first major charitable event since stepping down as a working royal – organising meals for Londoners in need.

Earlier this week, Meghan asked the Grenfell supporting women of the Hubb Community Kitchen to start a new service providing meals to families in the capital struggling during the coronavirus lockdown.

Meghan and Harry now live in Los Angeles with baby son Archie and are no longer senior royals after formally stepping away from the monarchy on March 31. 

Meghan, 38, was dressed casually in khaki cargo pants, a black long-sleeve top and white trainers

Meghan, 38, was dressed casually in khaki cargo pants, a black long-sleeve top and white trainers

Harry, 35, donned his familiar uniform of a faded polo shirt, jeans, desert boots

Harry, 35, donned his familiar uniform of a faded polo shirt, jeans, desert boots

Meghan, 38, was dressed casually in khaki cargo pants, a black long-sleeve top and white trainers while Harry, 35, donned his familiar uniform of a faded polo shirt, jeans, desert boots

Harry and Meghan worked together as they removed packages from the back of their $35,000 Cadillac XT5

Harry and Meghan worked together as they removed packages from the back of their $35,000 Cadillac XT5

Harry and Meghan worked together as they removed packages from the back of their $35,000 Cadillac XT5

The couple, who had seemingly downgraded from the Porsche SUV they had been using yesterday, delivered the blue packages to addresses around Los Angeles

The couple, who had seemingly downgraded from the Porsche SUV they had been using yesterday, delivered the blue packages to addresses around Los Angeles

The couple, who had seemingly downgraded from the Porsche SUV they had been using yesterday, delivered the blue packages to addresses around Los Angeles

It emerged earlier this week that the couple, who moved to Los Angeles with 11-month-old son Archie a month ago, have been distributing meals to the needy in LA for the Project Angel Food charity

It emerged earlier this week that the couple, who moved to Los Angeles with 11-month-old son Archie a month ago, have been distributing meals to the needy in LA for the Project Angel Food charity

A source close to the couple told the Daily Mail that they had hoped to keep their volunteering private but were glad the charity was being recognised

A source close to the couple told the Daily Mail that they had hoped to keep their volunteering private but were glad the charity was being recognised

It emerged earlier this week that the couple, who moved to Los Angeles with 11-month-old son Archie a month ago, have been distributing meals to the needy in LA for the Project Angel Food charity. A source close to the couple told the Daily Mail that they had hoped to keep their volunteering private but were glad the charity was being recognised

Meghan Markle will give her first TV interview since Megxit on Monday to promote new Disney movie 

Meghan Markle is set to give her first television interview since she and Prince Harry stepped down from their roles as senior royals and moved to America.

It is thought that the 38-year-old will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America to discuss Elephant – the documentary film she narrated. 

A recent television advert for the show revealed a snippet that showed Meghan as a special guest.  

The Duchess signed the voiceover deal in return for a donation to wildlife charity Elephants Without Borders. 

The Hubb kitchen, in North Kensington, was the first charitable project Meghan supported during her time as a member of the royal family, and after a number of private visits she encouraged the women to produce a charity cookbook to raise funds to expand their work. 

The duchess said: ‘The spirit of the Hubb Community Kitchen has always been one of caring, giving back and helping those in need, initially in Grenfell and now throughout the UK.

‘A home-cooked meal from one neighbour to another, when they need it most, is what community is all about.

‘I’m so proud of the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen, and the continued support the Felix Project gives them to carry out these acts of goodwill, which at this moment are urgently needed.’ 

On Tuesday, the duchess held a conference call with members of the Hubb to discuss her idea about helping to feed residents in London.

The project will be launched on Monday with the women batch cooking in their own homes and then delivering 250-300 meals to families three days a week. 

Deliveries will be handled by StreetGames, one of the charitable organisations the Sussexes nominated ahead of their wedding to receive donations from well-wishers, in lieu of gifts.

Harry and Meghan have been pictured making food deliveries in America after it emerged they spent the Easter break dropping off meals to vulnerable and housebound people in Los Angeles.

The couple decided to help out after Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland told them the organisation Project Angel Food needed volunteers.

The duchess’s new project will run alongside a wider effort to supply families in need with food, and she has endorsed the Evening Standard newspaper’s Food for London Now appeal.

The Felix Project, one of London’s largest food redistribution charities, will be supplying the Hubb kitchen with produce for the meals. 

The couple were seen yesterday walking their two dogs in their new city. The prince, who is still sixth in line to the throne despite stepping down from royal duties, was pulled along by the couple's black Labrador, while Meghan at one point carried her beloved rescue beagle, Guy, as they got out of their Porsche SUV

The couple were seen yesterday walking their two dogs in their new city. The prince, who is still sixth in line to the throne despite stepping down from royal duties, was pulled along by the couple's black Labrador, while Meghan at one point carried her beloved rescue beagle, Guy, as they got out of their Porsche SUV

The couple were seen yesterday walking their two dogs in their new city. The prince, who is still sixth in line to the throne despite stepping down from royal duties, was pulled along by the couple’s black Labrador, while Meghan at one point carried her beloved rescue beagle, Guy, as they got out of their Porsche SUV 

The couple also threw themselves into their philanthropic duties earlier in the week

The couple also threw themselves into their philanthropic duties earlier in the week

They couple were also spotted making a separate charity delivery run to  20 critically ill residents in their new city from the back of their Porsche SUV

They couple were also spotted making a separate charity delivery run to  20 critically ill residents in their new city from the back of their Porsche SUV

They couple were also spotted making a separate charity delivery run earlier in the week to 20 critically ill residents in their new city from the back of their Porsche SUV

Chief executive Mark Curtin said: ‘The Felix Project is proud to provide Hubb Community Kitchen with the nutritious food they need to cook delicious meals for local people for whom this service provides a crucial lifeline.

‘The women of Hubb Community Kitchen came together in the face of tragedy and they have stepped up yet again in the face of a global pandemic.’

Away from Meghan’s new project the Sussexes are planning to launch a charitable organisation named Archewell.  

The lastest projects comes as Meghan gets set to give her first TV interview since Megxit on Monday to promote the new Disney+ documentary film, Elephant, which she narrated.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed today that they home schooled their children during the Easter holidays without telling them 

Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed today that they home schooled their children during the Easter holidays without telling them – as they also spoke of their fears for Prince Charles over his coronavirus diagnosis.

Prince William and Kate said it had been ‘challenging’ to teach their three children – who they said had ‘got such stamina’, although it ‘hasn’t been all hardcore’ – but also told how they have been staying in touch with other Royal Family members using online video calls, in an interview with BBC Breakfast broadcast this morning.

Kate said of home schooling: ‘Don’t tell the children, we’ve actually kept it going through the holidays. I feel very mean. The children have got such stamina, I don’t know how. Honestly, you get to the end of the day and you write down the list of all the things that you’ve done in that day.’

She added: ‘It’s just having that bit of structure actually. And it’s great, there’s so many great tips online and fun activities that you can do with the children, so it hasn’t been all hardcore.’

William admitted he was ‘quite concerned’ for Charles after his 71-year-old father tested positive for coronavirus after having mild symptoms last month – but the Duke had been optimistic he would make a full recovery.

He also revealed he is worried about the health of his elderly grandparents, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, although they have both been doing all they can to ensure they are protected and isolated at Windsor Castle.

William also said the lesser environmental impact of people not flying around the world for business had been a ‘positive’ of the pandemic, and said he hopes people will now choose to work from home more in the future.

And the couple told of their fears for the mental health of NHS staff who will be carrying some of the ‘pain, fear and loneliness’ suffered by patients, adding: ‘They’re the ones who absorb that and take it home to their families.’

The Duchess also indicated that they might call Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Los Angeles next month to celebrate Archie’s first birthday on May 6. 

Kate told how the Cambridges are using video apps to ‘share in on birthday calls and things like that’ to ensure they keep in touch with the rest of the royals.

She said: ‘I think your father and my parents and our families and things like that have really loved keeping in touch with the children because it’s really hard, particularly over family times like Easter and things like that, and not seeing each other. So we have been making sure we share in on birthday calls and things like that just to make sure we keep in touch with each other.’

Harry and Meghan Markle ‘look like they’re in a rom-com’ now they’ve quit Royal life to become the beautiful actress with her undercover prince, body language expert says

Harry and Meghan ‘look like they’re in a rom-com’ since they moved to Los Angeles, according to one body language expert.

Judi James has spoken to MailOnline about the Sussexes first public outings since stepping down as senior royals earlier this year and forging new lives for themselves in America.

In the past week, the couple have been spotted delivering charity packages to residents in their new community amid the coronavirus outbreak as well as taking a break from their philanthropic efforts to walk their two dogs.

Judi said: ‘There’s an air of the rom-com about this couple’s body language now they’ve quit the royal nest and become the beautiful actress with her undercover prince, doing good deeds in the US rather than formal royal appearances back in the UK.’

Harry and Meghan 'look like they're in a rom-com' since they moved to Los Angeles, according to one body language expert. Pictured: The couple walked down the street in Los Angeles wearing protective masks and baseball caps

Harry and Meghan 'look like they're in a rom-com' since they moved to Los Angeles, according to one body language expert. Pictured: The couple walked down the street in Los Angeles wearing protective masks and baseball caps

Harry and Meghan ‘look like they’re in a rom-com’ since they moved to Los Angeles, according to one body language expert. Pictured: The couple walked down the street in Los Angeles wearing protective masks and baseball caps

Meghan affectionately touched Harry's shoulder as they removed goods from the car

Meghan affectionately touched Harry's shoulder as they removed goods from the car

The couple were seen linking arms and holding hands as they delivered packages to residents from the back of their Cadillac XT5

The couple were seen linking arms and holding hands as they delivered packages to residents from the back of their Cadillac XT5

Judi James has spoken to MailOnline about the Sussexes first public outings since stepping down as senior royals earlier this year and forging new lives for themselves in America. Pictured: The couple were seen linking arms and holding hands as they delivered packages to residents from the back of their Cadillac XT5

The Sussexes initially moved to Canada after stepping down as senior working royals on March 31

The Sussexes initially moved to Canada after stepping down as senior working royals on March 31

The Sussexes initially moved to Canada after stepping down as senior working royals on March 31 but are now forging out new lives for themselves as they set up home in California

It emerged earlier this week that Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, have been distributing meals to the needy in LA for the Project Angel Food charity.

They have now been spotted twice delivering packages to critically ill residents in their new city – once from the back of their Porsche SUV and more recently from their Cadillac XT5. 

On both occasions the couple went under-the-radar in dressed down clothes with sources saying that Meghan had wanted Harry to see the city ‘through the eyes of philanthropy’.  

The Sussexes did take a break from their philanthropic efforts on Thursday when they took their two dogs, black Labrador, Oz, rescue beagle, Guy, for a walk around Los Angeles. 

Speaking in depth about the couple’s recent appearances, Judi said: ‘The sense of relief in Meghan’s demeanor and dress is almost tangible and in her well-worn trackie bottoms and trainers she looks like a woman who is now free to be herself again…

‘Many of her body language gestures and rituals with Harry here are signature moves that we saw in the UK, showing a mixture of loving reassurance with a tendency to lead and steer. 

The Sussexes did take a break from their philanthropic efforts on Thursday when they took their two dogs, black Labrador, Oz, rescue beagle, Guy, for a walk around Los Angeles

The Sussexes did take a break from their philanthropic efforts on Thursday when they took their two dogs, black Labrador, Oz, rescue beagle, Guy, for a walk around Los Angeles

The Sussexes did take a break from their philanthropic efforts on Thursday when they took their two dogs, black Labrador, Oz, rescue beagle, Guy, for a walk around Los Angeles 

Harry is pictured in Los Angeles on Thursday

Harry is pictured in Los Angeles on Thursday

Meghan was born and brought up in LA and her mother, Doria, still lives there, as well as a number of her close friends

Meghan was born and brought up in LA and her mother, Doria, still lives there, as well as a number of her close friends

Speaking in depth about the couple’s recent appearances, Judi said: ‘The sense of relief in Meghan’s demeanor and dress is almost tangible and in her well-worn trackie bottoms and trainers she looks like a woman who is now free to be herself again…’

‘She places her hand onto his back as he gets stuff from the back of the car and she seems to be keen to instigate a wrist-hold or hand clasp as they walk along together. 

‘Harry still looks like the key focus for her here and although their faces are often concealed by their masks, she glances to him to eye-check him and her eye expression is softened, showing that she is smiling. 

‘When the mask if off the full smile is there and her very relaxed-looking posture and stride show she’s enjoying being back in the swing of things in the US again. 

‘She’s the one in the lead as they pick out the homes to visit, clutching the address and often walking ahead.

It emerged earlier this week that Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, have been distributing meals to the needy in LA for the Project Angel Food charity

It emerged earlier this week that Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, have been distributing meals to the needy in LA for the Project Angel Food charity

It emerged earlier this week that Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, have been distributing meals to the needy in LA for the Project Angel Food charity  

They have now been spotted twice delivering packages to critically ill residents in their new city - once from the back of their Porsche SUV and more recently from their Cadillac XT5

They have now been spotted twice delivering packages to critically ill residents in their new city - once from the back of their Porsche SUV and more recently from their Cadillac XT5

On both occasions the couple went under-the-radar in dressed down clothes with sources saying that Meghan had wanted Harry to see the city 'through the eyes of philanthropy'

On both occasions the couple went under-the-radar in dressed down clothes with sources saying that Meghan had wanted Harry to see the city 'through the eyes of philanthropy'

They have now been spotted twice delivering packages to critically ill residents in their new city – once from the back of their Porsche SUV and more recently from their Cadillac XT5.  On both occasions the couple went under-the-radar in dressed down clothes with sources saying that Meghan had wanted Harry to see the city ‘through the eyes of philanthropy’

Judi added: ‘Harry’s mood is less easy to fathom. His splayed chest and the way his arms are held away from his sides as he walks does suggest a level of confidence and enthusiasm, but overall he looks like a man being tentatively shown the ropes by his wife. 

‘His eye expression looks wary at times and his head is often down and it looks as though Meghan is providing a little motivation for him as well as support. 

‘He looks less active in creating a PDA here and it could well be that he is aware of the cameras and a lot less amenable to them than his wife.’  

It comes after the Duchess of Sussex carried out her first major charitable event since stepping down as a working royal – organising meals for Londoners in need.

Earlier this week, Meghan asked the Grenfell supporting women of the Hubb Community Kitchen to start a new service providing meals to families in the capital struggling during the coronavirus lockdown. 

The Hubb kitchen, in North Kensington, was the first charitable project Meghan supported during her time as a member of the royal family, and after a number of private visits she encouraged the women to produce a charity cookbook to raise funds to expand their work

Speaking about her demeanour on the call, Judi said: 'In the Grenfell video her hair is scraped back and in a simple white T-shirt she looks and sounds excited to talk, placing a hand to her chest in a gesture of relief as she chatters.' Pictured: The Duchess in a video call with members of the Hubb Community Kitchen last week

Speaking about her demeanour on the call, Judi said: 'In the Grenfell video her hair is scraped back and in a simple white T-shirt she looks and sounds excited to talk, placing a hand to her chest in a gesture of relief as she chatters.' Pictured: The Duchess in a video call with members of the Hubb Community Kitchen last week

Speaking about her demeanour on the call, Judi said: ‘In the Grenfell video her hair is scraped back and in a simple white T-shirt she looks and sounds excited to talk, placing a hand to her chest in a gesture of relief as she chatters.’ Pictured: The Duchess in a video call with members of the Hubb Community Kitchen last week 

The duchess said: ‘The spirit of the Hubb Community Kitchen has always been one of caring, giving back and helping those in need, initially in Grenfell and now throughout the UK.

‘A home-cooked meal from one neighbour to another, when they need it most, is what community is all about.

‘I’m so proud of the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen, and the continued support the Felix Project gives them to carry out these acts of goodwill, which at this moment are urgently needed.’

On Tuesday, the duchess held a conference call with members of the Hubb to discuss her idea about helping to feed residents in London. 

Speaking about her demeanour on the call, Judi said: ‘In the Grenfell video her hair is scraped back and in a simple white T-shirt she looks and sounds excited to talk, placing a hand to her chest in a gesture of relief as she chatters. 

‘Like Harry she dominates the screen but talks like a family member who has been away but who is finally reunited with her friends in the Grenfell kitchen and able to talk naturally at last.’

The project will be launched on Monday with the women batch cooking in their own homes and then delivering 250-300 meals to families three days a week.

Deliveries will be handled by StreetGames, one of the charitable organisations the Sussexes nominated ahead of their wedding to receive donations from well-wishers, in lieu of gifts.  

The Felix Project, one of London’s largest food redistribution charities, will be supplying the Hubb kitchen with produce for the meals.   

 

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