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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, reunites with Grenfell survivors at community kitchen

On the day before Thanksgiving, the royal returned to a place that's close to her heart.
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, spent Wednesday morning in the kitchen, but unlike many of her fellow Americans, the royal expatriate wasn't busy with early Thanksgiving prep.

She was, however, clearly thankful as she visited the Hubb Community Kitchen and reunited with the women who are putting the proceeds of a charity cookbook she launched earlier this year to good use.

The former Meghan Markle visits the Hubb Community Kitchen to see how her cookbook funds are making a difference.Jack Taylor / Getty Images

In September, the duchess celebrated the release of "Together, Our Community Cookbook," a tome filled with more than 50 recipes from the women who've utilized the community space since losing so much last year.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, chats with women in the kitchen.Chris Jackson / Getty Images

The Hubb center became vital to those who survived the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London, which left 72 dead, 70 others injured and hundreds displaced. Funds from the cookbook ensure the kitchen facility remains open seven days a week and continues to provide a space for the survivors to prepare meals for their families and offer support to each other.

The pregnant royal whipped up some recipes while she was there. Chris Jackson / Getty Images

And if the photos from the visit are any indication, the charity endeavor is truly paying off.

The former Meghan Markle, who was dressed in a burgundy Club Monaco Sallyet dress and matching Daylina coat from the same label, took a tour of the kitchen, greeted familiar faces and even put on an apron and helped prepare and package meals.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, digs in alongside the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen.Chris Jackson / Getty Images

Visits to the Hubb Community Kitchen are nothing new for the Duchess of Sussex. In fact, she started her royal charity work there months before she officially became a royal in May.

"I had just recently moved to London, and I felt so immediately embraced by the women of the kitchen," she recalled at the launch of the cookbook.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, talks to chef Clare Smyth as she visits the Hubb Community Kitchen.Chris Jackson / Getty Images

Of course, she has something else to be thankful for this year, which was also evident at Wednesday's event.

The duchess, who's pregnant with her and Prince Harry's first child, could be seen cradling her growing baby bump as she mingled with the women and smiled on at their hard work.

The duchess leaves after attending the Hubb Community Kitchen, where she celebrated the success of their cookbook.Tolga Akmen / AFP - Getty Images

As for Thursday, Thanksgiving isn't a holiday in Britain, but that doesn't mean the 37-year-old won't be celebrating.

After all, she and her prince have the day free from royal engagements, and she has a cookbook filled with family-friendly recipes handy.