Meghan Markle's Homegrown Produce Is Included in This Sweet Women's History Month Gesture

Meghan Markle baked an olive oil cake with her homegrown lemons for women in Chicago as part of a meal provided by her and Prince Harry's Archewell Foundation.

By Kaitlin Reilly Mar 26, 2021 5:06 PMTags
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Meghan Markle just proved the old adage true: When life gives you lemons...bake olive oil cake.

The Duchess of Sussex, who earlier this month, sat down for a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey about life in the royal family, helped provide meals for women in need in honor of Women's History Month. Meghan and her husband Prince Harry's Archewell Foundation teamed up with hunger-fighting organization World Central Kitchen to provide the food, which included a special treat from the former Suits star herself—and her family's home garden in Montecito, Calif. 

On Friday, March 26, World Central Kitchen tweeted, "In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, WCK worked with Archewell, the non-profit created by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, to provide meals & share a message of appreciation & support in Chicago. Dessert was a lemon olive oil cake baked by The Duchess—with lemons from her garden!"

In a letter addressed to the women who participated in the meal, Meghan and Harry wrote, "Our hope with this effort is to show that, when we all participate, even the smallest actions can have a ripple effect. Even individual actions can impact the whole of us."

As fans may know, Chicago is close to Meghan's heart, as the actress studied at Northwestern University, which is located in the nearby city of Evanston. 

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This is not the first time Meghan has baked a sweet treat. The former TV star also baked banana bread to locals during her and Harry's tour of New Zealand in 2018.

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Meghan's olive oil cake is just one more sign that the Duchess is doing things differently from royals before her. Since she and Harry stepped back from their duties as senior members of the family last year, they have focused on charity and new media ventures. Last year, Meghan narrated the Disney+ documentary Elephant in exchange for a donation to an elephant sanctuary. 

Perhaps a cooking show with a charitable twist will be next for the modern-day duchess.