If there’s one thing that can bridge the gap between generations, it’s food. And there is perhaps no better example of that than the Queen and her granddaughter-in-law. More than five decades separate the two women, but when it comes to dishing about dining, they share the same view.
Both the Queen and Meghan Markle believe that a shared meal can bring people together.
According to People, while hosting a gathering Tuesday evening, in celebration of U.K. faith and belief groups bringing local communities together, Her Majesty said “a bit of toast and tea goes a long way,” and mentioned that she had noticed that food was often a way to bring people from different faiths and traditions together.
Queen Elizabeth said she had noticed that food was often a way to bring people from different faiths and traditions together. And, of course, we all know Meghan Markle believes the same thing. Not only was food and cooking a major part of her former lifestyle blog, The Tig, her character Rachel Zane on “Suits” was a total foodie.
Last year, Markle took her love of food one step further by introducing a fundraising cookbook called Together: Our Community Cookbook — a collection of recipes to benefit he Hubb Community Kitchen, a communal cooking space at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in London, which opened following a deadly fire at the Grenfell Tower high-rise that killed 72 residents in the the summer of 2017.
The book, aimed at uniting different communities through food, raised more than $500,000.