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Duchess Meghan takes to Instagram with a cupcake appreciation post and royal fans are here for it

More than just a delicious treat – these cupcakes are the result of a noteworthy cause.

Just like us, the Duchess of Sussex, has a deep appreciation for tasty baked goods, and she's taken to Instagram to share it with the world, for a very special reason.
Sharing five images, the first of which shows nine tasty looking cupcakes featuring affirmation statements like 'you are beautiful', 'be kind to yourself' and 'be kind to your mind', Duchess Meghan shared a touching tribute to little east London bakery Luminary Bakery, a grassroots organisation that is helping to support and empower local women.
"What they've created at Luminary Bakery is exceptional – it's a space for baking, healing and rebuilding," Meghan captions the images.
"When I visited earlier this year I was struck by how baking, itself, is a means of therapy for these women – which in many ways makes complete sense – feeling they had no control over their lives based on their previous (and often harrowing) circumstances, they found comfort in the measured nature of baking.
"Mixing equal parts of one ingredient and another could yield the perfect dessert, but the act of doing so provided personal balance.
"So while the baked goods are absolutely delicious, it's the story of how the program at Luminary reshapes lives through baking that is the actual icing on the cake," she concludes.

The extensive caption continues, explaining: "Earlier this year, The Duchess of Sussex visited Luminary Bakery and had the opportunity to break bread with the women – literally and figuratively – whilst listening to their stories.
"They shared how they've rebuilt their lives following their challenging life experiences, and the significant role that Luminary Bakery has played in helping with their personal restoration."
The caption explains Meghan chose to include the small bakery in her guest-edited issue of British Vogue and says the bakery has been making a substantial difference to the lives of women in the local area over the last five years and opening its arms to vulnerable women while providing job skills, career support, mentoring and coaching.
"If you find yourself in East London, please stop by and support the women of Luminary Bakery and the impactful work they're doing," the caption concludes.
"What they've created at Luminary Bakery is exceptional – it's a space for baking, healing and rebuilding," wrote Duchess Meghan. (Image: Instagram/@Sussexroyal)
Since sharing the post, Sussex Royal followers have inundated the post positive comments, applauding the Duchess for her work.
"Love the words of affirmation on the cupcakes 💓👏! Great organisation helping so many vulnerable women. I'm glad the Duchess featured them in the Vogue issue 😍," one follower wrote.
"We love u, Duchess Meghan 😍 Keep strong, keep smiling, keep helping people. We have your back ❤❤❤❤❤," wrote another.
While another spoke of her admiration for Meghan, telling her to ignore the critics, writing: "Your Royal Highness. This is so fantastic and I would like to say I hugely admire what you have done and are doing since becoming a member of the Royal Family.
"Please ignore the negative press. Believe me, it is not everyone's opinion. Certainly not mine."
Royal fans have applauded Meghan for highlighting inspirational organisations. (Image: Instagram/@Sussexroyal)
Earlier this month Meghan and Harry received criticism for flying by private jet to holiday at two European destinations, which they believed was hypocritical considering the couple vocal campaign for sustainability and lowering carbon emissions.
The backlash was met with a vehement defence of the couple by Sir Elton John in a series of tweets, where he slammed the reports as "distorted and malicious" explaining it was he who paid for their private jet flight to and from Nice (where the royal family-of-three were holidaying at Sir Elton's private property) to maintain a "high level of much-needed protection".
"To support Prince Harry's commitment to the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon neutral, by making the appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint™," the music icon tweeted.
"I highly respect and applaud both Harry and Meghan's commitment to charity and I'm calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations on their character that are spuriously crafted on an almost daily basis."
Meghan is currently on maternity leave, with her return to royal duties, said to be aligned with the Sussexes' royal tour to southern Africa in October.
The family are set to be based in South Africa for the majority of the trip, with Prince Harry planned to pay short visits to the neighbouring countries of Malawi, Angola and Botswana.