Prince Harry sneaks samosas from Meghan's cookbook launch

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

Prince Harry will support Meghan when she celebrates the official launch of the recipe book - her first solo project as a Duchess - at a reception at the palace on Thursday.

It was a day of celebration for the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen who rallied together to feed people affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Speaking from a marquee in Perk's Field close to Kensington Palace, she said of the family chefs: "On a personal level I feel so proud to live in a city that can have so much diversity - 12 countries represented in this one group of women". The Duchess was also joined by her mother Doria Ragland and her husband Prince Harry.

The duchess looked stylish in a top by Tuxe, skirt by Misha Nonoo and coat by Smythe.

The book, Together: Our Community Cookbook, contains 50 recipes from a group of women who began cooking together after they were affected by the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire.

It remains to be seen, however, whether the American duchess was forced to spell "endeavour" with the British "ou", or whether she did it out of her own volition.

"I had just recently moved to London and I felt so immediately embraced by the women of the kitchen", she said.

"I used to call you Meghan (and I still do) but dear Duchess of Sussex your first project "Together" [is] a cookbook bringing women of all cultures together", Williams wrote.

"Everyone embraced this so deeply, because it's been a passion project for all of us - and for very good reason".

While Ragland has been given a prominent royal seal of approval, Meghan's father has spoken of his fears that she will not contact him again.

"The power of food is more than just the meal itself, it is the story behind it".

The palace said the group of women behind the project had chose to gather and prepare fresh food for their families and neighbours, as a way of helping the community to connect, heal and look forward - and to "convene through food".

Proceeds from the sale of the book, which can be pre-ordered now through Amazon, will go to the Hubb Community Kitchen so that it can stay open seven days each week.

  • Kyle Peterson