On Thursday, Duchess Meghan was a host for her first palace lunch for a very important cause. Meghan invited women from the Hubb Community Kitchen in West London to join her at Kensington Palace to cook dishes from Together: Our Community Cookbook.
This is the cookbook which Meghan is supporting as one of her first projects as a member of the royal family.
Meghan has been joined by her mother Doria for her book launch today! pic.twitter.com/kZuXnGsJvL
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The Duchess of Sussex was joined by husband Harry and her mum, Doria Ragland. This is the first time for Doria attending a royal engagement. It is also the first time we see Meghan and Doria together since the royal wedding.
Meghan’s mom was recently photographed at an airport. That brought up many questions among the fans whether she was en route to see her daughter. Little did we know, she’d be joining her for a public royal event.
The Telegraph’s Hannah Furness reported that Doria said she was “head over heels” with pride over her daughter.
Obviously all the guests knew who she was, but Doria still introduced herself in the most adorable way.
According to ITV’s royal editor Chris Ship , who was at the event, Doria said: “I’m Meg’s mum.”
For the occasion Meghan’s mom opted for a beige sweater, slacks, ankle-strap pumps and a shawl.
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Meghan helped make chapatis and turn koftas on a grill under a large tent on the grounds of Kensington Palace. In a speech to guests, she said the project had been a “tremendous labor of love.”
“I had just recently moved to London and I felt so immediately embraced by the women of the kitchen,” she said. “Your warmth and your kindness, and also to be in this city and see in this one small room how multicultural it was.
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“I felt, on a personal level, so proud to live in a city that can have so much diversity. That there are 12 countries represented in this one small room, is pretty outstanding.”
Meghan wrote the foreword for Together: Our Community Cookbook. The cookbook features recipes from a group of women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in which more than 70 people died.