Duchess Meghan steps out with mother Doria Ragland for first time since royal wedding

Duchess Meghan steps out with mother Doria Ragland for first time since royal wedding

Like mother, like daughter.

Duchess Meghan Markle stepped out on Thursday morning to celebrate the launch of the "Together: Our Community Cookbook" alongside her mother, Doria Ragland. The duo's appearance marks Ragland's first official public outing since Markle's royal wedding back in May.

Ragland flew to London earlier this week from Los Angeles, and her royal appearance with her daughter represents a major show of support amid incessant call-outs in the media by her ex-husband, Thomas Markle, and his children from another relationship, Samantha and Thomas Jr., which have affected Meghan deeply.

"She is still anxious wondering if this will go on forever,” a source told Us Weekly. “She’s worrying about when it will stop, or if it even will."

See photos of them at the outing together below:

Also there to support Meghan on Thursday was her husband, Prince Harry.

The private event, held at Kensington Palace, involved women from the Hubb Community Kitchen serving dishes made from recipes from the new book to Meghan and Harry, Ragland, local community guests, employees of the book's publisher, Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre and the Royal Foundation. "Together" is dedicated to raising money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower apartment fire.

Before guests starting eating, Meghan reportedly addressed them in a three-minute speech that she delivered without any notes.

Meghan was gorgeous in black-and-blue, and she wore a Tuxe top, Misha Nonoo skirt, a Smythe coat and suede Sarah Flint pumps. Ragland was chic in a tan ensemble complete with slacks, a sweater and matching scarf.

In the forward to "Together," Markle wrote about visiting the Hubb's kitchen back in January and why she wanted to be more deeply involved in the book, which is her first big project as a royal and was just announced on Monday.

"I immediately felt connected to this community kitchen; it is a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together," she wrote. "Melding cultural identities under a shared roof, it creates a space to feel a sense of normalcy -- in its simplest form, the universal need to connect, nurture, and commune through food, through crisis or joy -- something we can all relate to. Through this charitable endeavour, the proceeds will allow the kitchen to thrive and keep the global spirit of community alive."

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