Queen Elizabeth Revealed Her Favorite Meal to Bring People Together
Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle share the same belief: Food can bring people together! The 93-year-old monarch shared her favorite meal to serve.
During a party held in the Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth revealed that meals could bring together, specifically, “a bit of toast and tea goes a long way." The event celebrated all faith groups’ contributions and discussed the problems of communities.
Her Majesty said she saw food as an avenue to bring people from all walks of life – faith and traditions, together. Like the Queen, the Duchess of Sussex had a fundraising cookbook called “Together: Our Community Cookbook” last year, which highlighted how communities could come together through food.
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The Queen, joined by The Duchess of Gloucester, tonight hosted a Faith Event in celebration of the work of UK faith and belief groups in bringing local communities together. Her Majesty met individuals working at grassroots and community level to support their local neighbourhoods and bring together different backgrounds and ethnicities.
The event raised over $500,000, which will benefit the community around the Grenfell Tower, where 72 people died in a fire two years ago. Markle’s love for food came even before she met Prince Harry, which she shared in her lifestyle blog, “The Tig.”
Guests of the Queen were of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish descent, among others, who live in the country. In attendance were Nighat Khan from New Vision 4 Women in London, which supports women through discussions over bread, and Anna Dyson, who founded ToastLoveCoffee.
Pastor Dai Hankey (far left) speaks with Her Majesty about his work.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 25, 2019
.@daihankey, Pastor of a small, multi-cultural church in Cardiff, leads @REDcommunityUK - a charity that raises awareness and supports survivors of human trafficking in Wales. pic.twitter.com/DkOPQ5EPnt
The celebration was to thank and “recognize those bringing about positive change in their local neighborhoods and celebrate the work being done to support people of all ages and backgrounds,” a palace spokesman said.
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The Queen and members of The Royal Family have today attended a Garter Day service and ceremony at Windsor Castle. The King of Spain and The King of the Netherlands also attended this year’s Garter Day, during which they were installed in St. George’s Chapel as Supernumerary, or ‘Stranger’, Knights of the Garter. New appointments to "The Garter" were invested in the Garter Throne Room and include a Lady Companion, athlete Lady Mary Peters, and a Knight Companion, the Marquess of Salisbury, a former Chairman of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation. The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Kent and The Duke of Gloucester are all Knights of the Garter. The Princess Royal and Princess Alexandra are both Lady Companions. Their Royal Highnesses all attended #GarterDay The Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Cornwall, The Countess of Wessex and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended the service. 📷 PA Images & Royal Communications
The Queen donned in a white floral dress, white gloves, and a black handbag, during the event. She added a touch of elegance to her outfit by accessorizing with pearls and showed no signs of slowing down despite her recent birthday.
Guests include representatives of different faiths and beliefs from across the UK, including volunteers, community workers, and those promoting social cohesion within their neighbourhoods. pic.twitter.com/F6QZrwbGMS— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 25, 2019
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