The Duchess of Sussex has showed off her calligraphy skills in a sweet hand-written thank you note she sent to the staff at London’s Luminary Bakery.
The new mum, 37, hand-picked the female-run business to feature in the September issue of British Vogue she guest edited in secret.
HRH says thank you
Needless to say, bakery founder Alice Williams and her team were thrilled to have a spotlight shone on their philanthropic work - they teach women from disadvantaged backgrounds how to bake - and took to Instagram to share a snap of Meghan’s heartwarming note.
“Dear Alice, When I knew I would be secretly guest editing the September issue of British Vogue, including Luminary Bakery was non-negotiable,” Meghan writes in perfect cursive.
“The work you do, what you represent to the community, the spirit of the women there - you all embody what it means to be “forces for change”. Thank you for being a part of this special project,” she adds before signing off with a simple ‘Meghan.’
Along with the beautifully written note, the Luminary team also received a gift from the Duchess: a personalised notebook embossed with ‘Forces for Change,’ which is the title of Vogue’s September issue.
The Duchess’ side gig
Meghan has previously revealed that she did calligraphy as a side gig when she was first starting out as an actor. She even wrote “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke and Paula Patton's wedding invitations in 2005 and luxury designer Dolce & Gabbana's celebrity correspondence, the then-Suits star told Esquire back in 2013.
The multi-talented royal is also no stranger in the kitchen, having included recipes on her now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig. Her passion for food continued after she married Prince Harry, with the Duchess contributing the foreword to the Hubb Community Kitchen’s Together charity cookbook last September.
The book has since raised over almost $9 million in funds to benefit the community affected by the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 which killed 72 people.
Meghan also hopped in the kitchen to bake banana bread for an engagement in New South Wales on her and Harry’s Australia tour last year.
Additional reporting by Danielle Stacey.
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