By Alexandra Whittaker
Sep 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.

Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you've all been waiting for: Mama Markle is back.

On Thursday, the Duchess of Sussex hosted her first-ever royal event by herself at Kensington Palace to celebrate the cookbook she helped create, but it wasn't exactly the "solo" event we thought it would be. While Markle did host the festivities by herself, she had a lot of unforeseen family support. 

Markle's mom, Doria Ragland, and her husband, Prince Harry, couldn't keep away from the shenanigans. The two essentially crashed her party, but judging from the smile on Markle's face, we doubt she cares much.

BEN STANSALL/Getty Images
BEN STANSALL/Getty Images

For the special occasion, Markle wore a statement-making cobalt blue Smythe coat (nordstrom.com, $1,195), Sarah Flint Jay Pumps ($395; sarahflint.com), and a Misha Nonoo skirt (orchardmile.com, $250). You'll recall that Nonoo is one of the women in Meghan's inner circle who was once rumored (though not officially confirmed) to have played a part in setting up our favorite royal couple on their blind date back in 2016. The duchess has worn her designs on numerous occasions in the past, dating back to her pre-royal life. 

RELATED: Why Meghan Markle’s Mom Probably Won’t Get Involved in Her Feud with Dad

Thursday's outing is also the second time in a row that Markle has taken a page out of Kate Middleton's book by opting for this specific regal color, and we've got to say, it's a welcome change of pace from a summer of blush pink. 

Keep the looks coming, Meghan!