Meghan Markle baking extraordinaire? The Duchess of Sussex baked a special treat in honor of Women's History Month — with ingredients from her own backyard.
Markle crafted a lemon olive oil cake (with lemons from her garden in Montecito, California) as a part of a meal provided to a group of women in Chicago by her and Prince Harry's nonprofit, Archewell Foundation in partnership with World Central Kitchen.
"We hope you enjoy the offering we baked for you — a small token of thanks, from our home to yours," Meghan and Harry wrote in a letter to the women.
The gesture shows their ongoing dedication and commitment to philanthropy and a life of service — regardless of where that might be. "Our hope with this effort is to show that, when we all participate, even the smallest actions can have a ripple effect," the letter read. "Even individual actions can impact the whole of us."
World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit founded by celebrity chef José Andrés, has provided millions of meals to those in need. Andrés and his team stepped up during the Covid-19 pandemic to serve meals to many, 500,000 in Chicago alone.
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The duke and duchess are settling into life in L.A., and they seem to be adapting rather well. This isn't the first time the Duke and Duchess have done something totally normal and everyday (like baking a cake). The two have been spotted cruising down L.A. freeways in their Range Rover and sunnies, grabbing a bite at the drive-thru at In-N-Out, and Harry even took a leisurely bike ride last weekend — with security close behind, of course. Post-Covid are we going to see the two hitting West Hollywood for a night on the town? One can only hope. We're just glad to see them enjoying their new-found freedom.
This story originally appeared on InStyle.com.
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