Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Invites Meghan Markle's Mother Doria Ragland for Christmas

Angelo Anderson
November 7, 2018

Ragland, 62, was the only member of Meghan's family to attend her and Prince Harry's wedding in May.

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. The Queen had broken protocol for Markle before by inviting her to Sandringham activities when she was engaged to Prince Harry.

This holiday season will mark Meghan Markle's first as an official member of the royal family, and the season is shaping up to be a family affair as the Queen has reportedly invited Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, to stay for Christmas.

When the royal baby news was revealed in October, the grandmother-to-be was said to be "very happy about the lovely news" and looking forward "to welcoming her first grandchild", according to a statement from Kensington Palace.

The source is reported to have said that the Queen's invitation showed respect and acknowledged that Meghan would be spending Christmas away from family in Britain.


As Harry shared in their November engagement interview, "I'd been seeing her for a period of time when I literally didn't tell anybody at all".

It has been said the the Queen was very taken with Doria following the royal wedding.

The invitation is fuelling speculation that Doria - who is now based in Los Angeles - may remain in London for the duration of Meghan's first pregnancy.

The invitation to Christmas dinner has also fuelled rumours that Doria Ragland may move to London, from her home in Los Angeles.

Kate Middleton's mother Carol Middleton reportedly felt snubbed.

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