Everything you need to know about Meghan Markle's mum Doria Ragland

Brenda Watkins
November 6, 2018

The 62-year-old was the only relative of Meghan's to attend her grand wedding to Prince Harry in May at Windsor Castle.

And today Doria Ragland appeared to be making the most of the LA heat where temperatures reached 77°F (25°C) today, as she took her dogs for a walk in the Californian sunshine.

Typically, non-royals do not spend the night at the Norfolk estate, and while Middleton's family has attended church with the royals on Christmas morning, they have not spent the night.

A source added: "She has never been asked to join the royal household for Christmas, and she would love to be regarded as part of the royal family". But it turns out Meghan actually has a pretty adorable and unexpected relationship with her stepmother-in-law, the Duchess of Cornwall.

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The move is believed to be mark of the Queen's respect for Meghan and an acknowledgement that she doesn't have any other relations in this country - unlike Kate who has the support of a very close family. A friend of Meghan Markle's told Harpers Bazaar that "They stayed for five days and it was Prince Charles hosting them".

Following weeks of drama surrounding Meghan's father Thomas Markle and her extended and estranged family members in the US, Doria was praised for her composed and graceful appearance at the royal wedding.

According to an insider, the invitation was meant as a "thoughtful gesture" to the 37-year-old, who is now pregnant with her first child.

Also on Christmas Eve, William and Harry are usually on hand to play a charity soccer match on the estate, which is followed by dinner.

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