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Meghan Markle Made Secret Visits To Meet Grenfell Tower Survivors

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Meghan Markle has been making private visits to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, according to new reports.

The latest addition to the royal family has reportedly made two visits to the Al Manaar community mosque, which is close to the remains of the tower in Kensington, accompanied only by royal protection and one aide.

‘Meghan’s visits mean so much to us. She has a special place in our hearts,’ a community figure told the Mirror.

When asked to comment on the news, Kensington Palace told the Telegraph that ‘Meghan has been regularly making private visits to organisations as she gets to know the UK charity sector.’

The Al Manaar mosque and cultural heritage centre played an important role in the community relief efforts following the fire in June 2017, co-ordinating volunteers and supplying those affected by the tragedy with food, water and shelter; it still provides support to many local families. In September, it was visited by Meghan’s fiancé Prince Harry and his older brother, William, who also launched the Support4Grenfell Community Hub through their Royal Foundation back in July, working in collaboration with charities such as Child Bereavement UK, Winston’s Wish and Place2Be.

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Abdulrahman Sayed, chief executive of the mosque, confirmed that there had been at least three private trips from members of the royal family since the Prince’s official visit.

Many media outlets were quick to point out similarities between Meghan’s charitable endeavours and those of Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, who would regularly make low-key visits to homeless shelters near Kensington Palace.

Last December, members of the royal family including the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attended a memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral to remember the 71 lives lost in the fire.