Meghan Markle’s mom pays a visit to Kensington Palace

Lawrence Kim
September 21, 2018

On Thursday, the former Suits star stepped out with husband Prince Harry - and also had a surprise guest, her mom Doria Ragland who lives in Los Angeles - to celebrate the launch of charity cookbook Together: Our Community Kitchen at Kensington Palace.

It recently emerged that Meghan has been secretly going to a community mosque to cook with victims affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and has put her name to a book of recipes created in the Hubb Community Kitchen, an initiative based close to the tower in West London.

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.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex helps to prepare food at the launch of a cookbook with recipes from a group of women affected by the Grenfell Tower fire at Kensington Palace in London, Britain September 20, 2018. "There are 12 countries represented in this one group of women, which is pretty outstanding".

However, there are reports Meghan has made a secret trip to Los Angeles to see her mother since then and is considering moving to the United Kingdom to be close to her only daughter.

Thomas Markle pulled out of the May's spectacular wedding ceremony at the queen's Windsor Castle home after undergoing heart surgery and amid controversy that he had staged photos with a paparazzi photographer.

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

"To the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of this adventure with you". Markle also penned the book's foreword, in which she discussed the importance of the kitchen to the Grenfell community. The book is already a bestseller on Amazon and it's not even out yet. "Melding cultural identities under a shared roof ... 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 draws a lot of strength from her mother". "I could not be more excited about it and proud of you".

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