Meghan Markle's Mom Doria Attends Kensington Palace Event Celebrating Duchess's Cookbook Release

Calvin Saunders
September 21, 2018

Joined by her mother Doria Ragland, who is visiting from Los Angeles, she helped make chapatis and turned koftas on a grill as she launched the Together cookbook in a tent at Kensington Palace.

The mother and daughter have not been seen together in public since the royal wedding on 19 May.

It is unheard of for family members to attend official royal engagements.

Meghan quickly got stuck in, preparing food that was laid out on trestle tables, dishing out green rice and later flipping chapatis and then watching kofta kebabs, turning them so they browned evenly.

Without the help of any notes, Meghan thanked the women of Hubb Community Kitchen for their help in creating the 37-year-old's charity cookbook titled Together: Our Community Cookbook.

The book features a powerful foreword by Meghan, in which she explains the importance of Together.

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She said: 'Working on this project for the past nine months has been a tremendous labour of love.

The duchess was wearing a striking petrol blue long coat by one of her favourite Canadian brands, Smythe - which sold out within minutes - with a pleated midi skirt by her friend Misha Nonoo, a high neck bodysuit by Tuxe and black suede Sarah Flint heels.

She said: 'I'm so privileged to know you. "I had just recently moved to London, and I felt so immediately embraced by the women of the kitchen. (There are) 12 countries represented in this one group of women - (it's) pretty outstanding".

Meghan was inspired by the project and how it empowers women at a grassroots level. Everyone has embraced this so fully because it has been a passion project for us all'.

Meghan made her first visit to the kitchen in January, where women had been gathering to make meals after being dislodged by the fire.

Demand ahead of its release means the charity book is already outselling efforts from heavyweight chefs and foodies on the site - including recipe books from Jamie Oliver, the Body Coach Joe Wicks and Deliciously Ella. "It is a homage to the power of cooking as a community, and the recipes that allow us to connect, share, and look forward".

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