Meghan Markle comforted a victim of domestic violence this week, as she visited a bakery for disadvantaged women.
The Duchess of Sussex visited the women of The Luminary Bakery as they celebrated the opening of their new location.
The London-based project opens its arms to women from vulnerable circumstances (be it abuse, poverty, trafficking, marginalisation), and equips them with the job skills and confidence to succeed.
According to The Telegraph, Meghan spoke to a woman named Tanya, who was stabbed multiple times by her violent ex-partner in March 2016.
As Tanya spoke to Meghan about her experience, she broke down in tears and Meghan handed her a box of tissues.
Meghan told her: “I was talking about this with someone the other day. We get into this habit of wanting things done immediately nowadays. There’s a culture of instant gratification, of the instant fix.”
“But we aren’t mechanical objects that need to be fixed. You’re a wounded creature that needs to be healed, and that takes time. And that’s what I love about this place. It gives you the support to heal.”
Following her visit to the bakery’s new location in Camden earlier this week, the Duchess posted a video documenting her day at the bakery on the SussexRoyal Instagram account.
Meghan praised the bakery for offering a place to “heal”, and said: “Our lives may be different, our backgrounds, our experiences, all varied but I find that in these moments of connection it becomes abundantly clear that our hopes, our fears, our insecurities, the things that make us tick… well, those are very much the same. And there’s a comfort in that.”
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