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WATCH: Meghan Markle gives first royal speech as she launches her cookbook

The Duchess met with victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in secret recently

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Meghan Markle has given her first royal speech as she launched her cookbook.

The Duchess of Sussex held her intimate launch at Kensington Palace this afternoon and was joined by her mother, Doria Ragland, and Prince Harry for the special day.

Proceeds of the book, Together: Our Community Cookbook, will go towards helping those who were affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, which occurred last year.

 

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The charity cookbook includes recipes from around the world and also features recipes from a number of women whose community was directly affected by the fire.

The 37-year-old gave a heartwarming speech at the launch and told her guests: “I had just recently moved to London and I felt so immediately embraced by the women of the kitchen.”

“Your warmth and your kindness, and also to be in this city and see in this one small room how multicultural it was.”

“I felt, on a personal level, so proud to live in a city that can have so much diversity. That there are 12 countries represented in this one small room, is pretty outstanding,” she continued.

 

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The Suits star helped to make chapatis and koftas while surrounded by family and guests on the grounds of Kensington Palace.

Meanwhile, Meghan’s mother flew in from L.A. especially for the event and was praised by her daughter at the book launch as she introduced the 62-year-old to the women who inspired the cookbook.

Together: Our Community Cookbook has already topped Amazon’s bestseller list and is priced at £9.99.

You can check out Meghan’s emotional speech below: