Accompanied by Prince Harry, 34, and her mom, Doria Ragland (who flew in from Los Angeles for the occasion), the Kensington Palace celebration marked the publication of Together: Our Community Cookbook (available in Canada on September 25).
Prince Harry made sure Meghan Markle didn't have a hair out of place, quite literally, at her cookbook launch.
Women from the the Hubb Community Kitchen created a tasty lunch for Megan, Doria, Prince Harry and other guests of coconut chicken curry, aubergine masala and chapatis at the couple's home in Kensington Palace.
The Palace announced the royal foodie's support on Monday of Together: Our Community Cookbook, which will benefit a community kitchen founded as a necessity after the deadly June 2017 Grenfell Tower fire, which left the apartment building's tenants with nowhere to prepare meals.
In her first public speech as a member of the royal family, Meghan Markle celebrated the release of her charity cookbook: Together: Our Community Cookbook. And the pair looked as chic as they did happy, with Meghan clad in a royal blue coat by Smythe over a turtleneck bodysuit by TUXE Bodywear and a pleated skirt by her pal Misha Nonoo, while Doria looked elegant as ever in a beige sweater with coordinated pants and a matching scarf draped over her shoulders.
In a video captured by ITV's Chris Ship, Meghan says: 'Working on this project for the past nine months has been a tremendous labor of love.
She added: "On a personal level, I feel so proud to live in a city that can have so much diversity".
Meghan Markle: she's just like us. Ragland gave each woman a hug and said, "It's awesome". Meghan continued, "That's a testament to what this means to people and I'm so proud of you".
The duchess stood out in a bright blue coat from Smythe.
Harry also attended the event.
The proceeds of the cookbook will go towards supporting the kitchen - which is only open two days a week due to a lack funding - and will keep it open seven days a week.
The Prince was accompanying his wife Meghan in the grounds of Kensington Palace this afternoon where she was launching a recipe book in support of victims of the Grenfell tragedy.
PA Wire/PA Images The Duchess of Sussex cooking with women in the Hubb Community Kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London.
Zahira Ghaswala, the Hubb's co-ordinator who hosted Meghan's first visit to the kitchen, said about the book's sales: "As far as I know, on Amazon we're number one - everything's just been a positive vibe out there".
Her daughter also nailed it in the style stakes.