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MEGHAN Markle has been joined by mum Doria Ragland for the first time in the UK since the Royal Wedding to meet the women behind a Grenfell community cookbook.

The Duchess of Sussex has been helping with the new book produced by cooks from the Hubb Community Kitchen, an initiative based near the site of the Grenfell tower in London.

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She said: "I had just recently moved to London and I felt so immediately embraced by the women in the kitchen and their warmth and their kindness.

"On a personal level, I feel so proud to live in a city with so much diversity. There are 12 different countries represented just in this room, it's pretty outstanding.

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

Meghan first visited the kitchen in January and has made a number other private trips to the centre to meet volunteers.

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She met members of the Hubb Community Kitchen and has returned a number of times

The recipes in the book have all been created by the cooks and will support residents affected by the Grenfell fire and others in the community.

Meghan, 37, helped put the group in touch with a publisher and her Royal Foundation provided assistance with legal and administrative issues.

All proceeds will go back to the Hubb and the book is available in stores this week.

In her foreword in the book, Meghan said the kitchen was a "place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook".