Hi, I’m Meg’s mom! Proud Doria joins a royal family affair

Hi, I’m Meg’s mom! Proud Doria joins a royal family affair

Hi, I’m Meg’s mom! Proud Doria joins a royal family affair

Doria Ragland, who lives in Meghan's native California, made a surprise appearance as she joined the duchess and Prince Harry at the garden function on Thursday.

Meghan, looking radiant as always, joined the women from the Hubb Community Kitchen and helped cook a meal of coconut chicken curry, aubergine masala and chapatis on the grounds of the royal couple's palace home.

Markle wrote the foreword for the cookbook, which features recipes from a group of women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in which more than 70 people died.

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

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

"On a personal level I feel so proud to live in a city with so much diversity".

But while speaking to one guest, a gust of wind blew strands of Meghan's hair into her face and she was seen trying to move it out the way. Ragland gave each woman a hug and said, "It's wonderful". The Duchess of Sussex stood behind a tabletop grill and helped cook while her mother and husband watched on proudly.

Ragland was spotted at the airport in Los Angeles a few days ago, and observers assumed she would be in London for Meghan's big event. Meghan continued, "That's a testament to what this means to people and I'm so proud of you".

However, due to lack of funding, the women were only able to keep the facility open for two days a week.

Kensington Palace released photographs of the Duchess - who also appears on the front cover of the book - chatting, laughing and cooking with fellow volunteers in the kitchen at the Al Manaar Cultural Centre, as well as stopping to play with younger visitors.

The palace announced earlier this week that Meghan secretly began meeting and cooking with the women at the Hubb Community Kitchen in January.

The Duchess says in her introduction for Together: Our Community Cookbook: "I immediately felt connected to this community kitchen; it is a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together". She also expressed her heartfelt affection for the project.

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