"I just recently moved to London and I felt so immediately embraced by this kitchen - your warmth and kindness, and also to be able to be in this city and to see in this one small room how multicultural it was".
In the new book supported by Meghan, some of the recipes are family favourites and all have been created by the cooks who support not only residents affected by the Grenfell fire but others in the community.
In her foreword, she wrote that the Hubb (which means "love" in Arabic) "is a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together".More news: Yes, the FBI Actually Has Investigated Allegations Like Christine Blasey Ford’s Before
Meghan spoke without notes - a rare thing for a Royal.
She marked the occasion by giving her first public speech as a duchess, telling guests before they sat down to a lunch featuring dishes from the book: "Working on this project for the past nine months has been a tremendous labour of love".
The Duchess of Sussex was joined by her mother Doria and husband, the Duke of Sussex, to launch her first solo charity project - a cookbook titled, Together.
The most striking element of Meghan's look was her blue coat, which was from Canadian brand SMYTHE, and costs an eye-watering £1,186. The book was inspired by Meghan's visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen in North Kensington, which could only open a few days a week for lack of funds.More news: Hazard asked to be left out of PAOK clash
In a clear sign of the enormous influence the Duchess already wields, the recipe book bumped Lethal White, written by Robert Galbraith - Harry Potter author Rowling's male pseudonym - Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt, and Jamie Oliver's Italy down the charts to take the top spot on Amazon.
Markle joined the women from the Hubb Community Kitchen to cook a meal of coconut chicken curry, aubergine masala and chapatis beneath a tent set up near Kensington Palace. "I could not be more excited about it and proud of you".
On Wednesday afternoon, Prince Harry supported his wife's first solo project and doubled up as her stylist when a gust of wind threatened her handsome hair.More news: Arsenal boss Unai Emery confirms Bernd Leno will make debut against Vorskla