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Meghan Markle Hosts First Palace Event With Her Mom by Her Side

Meghan Markle Hosts First Palace Event With Her Mom by Her Side

The Duchess of Sussex is fully enrolled into her new life as a member of the British royal family, having attended multiple official engagements with her husband of four months, Prince Harry, since they tied the knot in May.

Meghan Markle's mother flew over from LA to support her daughter at the launch of her new charity cookbook. "This is a tale of friendship, and a story of togetherness", she writes.

In a speech to guests, she said the project had been a "tremendous labour of love".

It turns out that the charity recipe book the Duchess of Sussex has thrown her support behind has rocketed to the top of Amazon's bestseller list on pre-orders alone.

Meghan has been the driving force behind the book, suggesting the idea to a group of women who came together to cook at a Muslim cultural centre in North Kensington in the aftermath of the Grenfell blaze.

According to ITV's Royal Editor Chris Ship, Doria introduced herself saying "I'm Meg's mom" adding that she was "head over heels" with pride over her daughter's role within the cookbook.

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

Speaking of the Duchess' experience at the kitchen, she said: "She felt very much at home".

These stories are now being told through a cookbook which comprises family recipes written by the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen.

Meghan Markle's mom came flying to her daughter's side for the Duchess of Sussex's first solo project this week, and the timing of her visit couldn't be more ideal. "Melding cultural identities under a shared roof, it creates a space to feel a sense of normalcy-in its simplest form, the universal need to connect, nurture, and commune through food, through crisis or joy-something we can all relate to..."

Meghan and Harry then sat down to eat with the women and their guests, including those from the local community, to enjoy a series of dishes that incorporated a blend of cultures.

We also think it's wonderful to bring her mother along here.


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