Meghan Markle, a.k.a. The Duchess of Sussex, will make her first solo outing as a member of the Royal Family on September 25. The poised actress has definitely demonstrated her ability to stay calm under fire—a “stiff upper lip” if you will—as she’s faced a barrage of tabloid articles featuring particularly ignoble members of her family. Instead of stooping to respond to the petty and increasingly bizarre rants by her estranged father and sister, Markle has prioritized spending time with her new husband and learning the ropes at the Royal Palace.
The Duchess has already worked on her first independent charitable project, leveraging her previous work on her lifestyle blog, The Tig, to co-author a cookbook with the women affected by the devastating 2017 Greenfell Tower Fire in London. The group of enterprising women wrote Together: Our Community Cookbook, with a forward penned by Meghan Markle. She’ll host a celebratory event at Kensington Palace to launch the book. All of the profits from future sales will go to the women’s Hubb Community Kitchen.
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’ #CookTogether pic.twitter.com/RSFD7ChD9E
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 17, 2018
Next on her agenda, Meghan Markle will leave Prince Harry back home at Kensington Palace (to be honest, we don’t know what he’ll be up to) and attend the opening reception of the “Oceania” exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on September 25. She will receive an advance look at exhibits featuring New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, and Australia—the same countries she’ll visit with Prince Harry in October. That’s one fancy way to prepare for your vacation!
We’re excited to announce that The Duchess of Sussex will be joining us at the Opening Reception of #RAOceania on 25 September. The exhibition opens to the public on 29 September! https://t.co/v5RkqGKsD5 https://t.co/T7EVVgHLGQ
— Royal Academy (@royalacademy) September 18, 2018
You go, girl.