United by their passion for food and cooking as a way of strengthening communities, The Duchess of Sussex and the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen are pleased to share 'Together: Our Community Cookbook'. Picture: Kensington Palace/ Twitter

Meghan has lent her backing to a new charity cookbook to help funds for a community cooking project set up in the wake of London's Grenfell Tower fire disaster in which killed 71 people, and her pal Serena Williams couldn't be prouder.

The Hubb Community Project was created by women seeking somewhere to cook fresh food for their families and friends following the blaze which engulfed the 24-storey social housing block in west London.

The new book, "Together: Our Community Cookbook", a collection of 50 recipes from the diverse users of the communal kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, will be used to allow the project to expand and open for up to seven days a week.

Taking to Twitter, Serena wrote: I used to call you Meghan (and I still do) but dear Duchess of Sussex your first project “Together” a cookbook bringing women of all cultures together. I could not be more excited about it and proud of you. It’s beautiful - diversity, inclusivity, coming together in grief or joy (sic)"

Meghan's support for the project is her first solo venture since becoming a member of Britain's royal family after marrying Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry in May.

The Grenfell fire was Britain's deadliest fire on domestic premises since World War II and there was criticism that the authorities were slow to provide new permanent accommodation for many of the survivors.

Meghan will host an event at Kensington Palace, where her home with Harry is located, on 20 September to launch the cookbook with the Royal Foundation administering proceeds from sales to the Hubb project. 

Reuters and IOL Entertainment