Meghan Markle Gives Moving Speech At Her Cookbook Launch Party

The Duchess of Sussex was supported by Prince Harry and her mum, Doria Ragland.

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The Duchess of Sussex has launched her first project - a cookbook created with women from the Grenfell Tower community - with Prince Harry and Doria Ragland by her side.

A marquee was built in the grounds of Kensington Palace for the special event, where Markle introduced her mum and husband to the women from the Hubb Community Kitchen that she has been working with this year.

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Before lunch was served, Markle spoke passionately about creating the book, titled . In video footage shared by royal correspondent Chris Ship, the Duchess can be seen giving her speech without notes, while Harry and Doria watch on proudly.

Addressing guests from the local community, the publisher and representatives from Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre and The Royal Foundation, Markle said launching the book had been 'a tremendous labour of love' over the last nine months.

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Referring to her first visit to the group back in January, she said: 'I had just moved to London and I felt so immediately embraced by the women in your kitchen... with your warmth and kindness... and also to be able to be in this city and to see in this one small room how multi-cultural it was'.

Meghan Markle, Doria Ragland and Prince Harry
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She added: 'We can see just in a few days along - and the book's not even out yet - what you've been able to do. That's a testament to what this means to people and I'm so proud of you'.

Fans on Twitter were also impressed with Markle's speech. 'She spoke from her heart,' one commenter wrote. 'Being passionate about your project is what it's all about', said another.

Meghan Markle, Doria Ragland, Prince Harry
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For Ragland, who hasn't been seen publicly with Markle since the royal wedding in May, it was a particularly special moment. According to royal correspondent, , when the chair of publisher Penguin Random House told Ragland she must feel 'very proud' of her daughter, she replied: 'Head over heels'.

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