Meghan Markle brings mom Doria Ragland to her Grenfell cookbook launch

The Duchess' mother Doria Ragland also made a surprise appearance at the event, where the couple invited women from the Hubb Community Kitchen to showcase their creations to members of the local community, representatives from Ebury Press, Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre and The Royal Foundation.

Despite everybody already knowing who she is, Ms Ragland introduced herself to guests at the palace who were present for the launch of the charity cookbook which Meghan is involved with.

Guests sat down to the home-made dishes from the new cookbook including coconut chicken curry, aubergine masala and a range of chapatis and sharing dips, as well as caramelised plum upside-down cake, and spiced mint tea.

A group of women came together after the blaze to cook for the community.

Meghan had plenty of support for her first solo project launch.

FYI: Duchess Meghan is wearing a Misha Nonoo skirt, Smythe coat, and Sarah Flint shoes.

A spokesman for the Hubb Community Kitchen wrote in the forward: "Our kitchen has always been a place of good food, love, support and friendship".

The former Suits star penned the foreword for Together which is in bookshops from Thursday but has been available to order online for a few days. "I could not be more excited about it and proud of you".

"Working on this project for the past nine months has been a tremendous labor of love", Markle said.

"I had just recently moved to London and I felt so immediately embraced by the women of the kitchen", she said.

They called their project Hubb, the Arabic word for love, and since January - Meghan has been visiting and cooking with them. Everyone has embraced this so fully because it has been a passion project for us all'.

The Duchess of Sussex said she was inspired by the women she met. (AAP) Meghan impressed the group by speaking without note for five minutes.

Markle went on to emphasize the power that food can have in people's lives. "I am so privileged to know you", she added.

"That, I believe, is the ethos of Together".

"I felt, on a personal level, so proud to live in a city that can have so much diversity".

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