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It was last summer that a group of women who survived the Grenfell Tower fire got together in a communal kitchen to prepare fresh food for their families, friends and neighbours. It was their way of connecting and healing and strengthening their community. Duchess Meghan Markle learned of their initiative and not only took an interest but rolled up her sleeves and dove in to help come up with a project that would keep the Hubb Community Kitchen open. She helped commission a charity cookbook where profits from sales will go towards keeping the kitchen running seven days a week.

Now that’s a reason to party, right? And what better way to celebrate than with a luncheon with all kinds of delicious food at Kensington Palace?

Meghan was not only joined by her husband, Prince Harry, but her mother, Doria Ragland, was also there to honour the endeavour. According to Us Weekly, Doria arrived in London five days earlier, marking her first visit since Meghan and Harry’s wedding.

Meghan, Harry and Doria were gracious hosts, greeting the women from Hubb Community Kitchen, all of whom contributed 50-plus recipes for the cookbook.

Ragland, who wore a camel coloured sweater, trousers and matching shawl, reportedly introduced herself as “Meg’s mom” and if you didn’t love both of them before, now you do. And Meghan’s elegant turtleneck, pleated Misha Nonoo skirt and blue Smythe coat didn’t stop the royal foodie from helping to prepare fresh dishes including chapatis and chicken curry.

But it’s not just Meghan’s family standing by their girl. The Duchess’ pals were more than happy to tweet their support of her passion project. So if Harry’s mates don’t love her like we do, no worries. She has enough friends.

While saying goodbye to the guests, Us reports that Ragland said, “[Women] make things happen. We’re curious, we say yes, we show up. I’m inspired.”

Swoon. If you ever wondered why Meghan lets her mom into her life more than other family members (though why would you?), now you know. Doria keeps it classy and low-key, all while lending her support, showing how proud she is, and just being present — nothing more. And that’s all Meghan needs. That, and making sure good things happen to deserving people.