It’s no secret that Meghan Markle has a close relationship with her mother, Doria Ragland. But with the Duchess of Sussex living across the pond, the mother-daughter duo doesn’t get to see each other as often as they’d like. However, with a new royal baby on the way, they could change that. Is Meghan Markle’s mother moving to the United Kingdom?
Up ahead, we get to the bottom of it, plus share insight into where she currently resides and her relationship with the Duchess of Sussex.
Meghan Markle and her mother have a very close relationship. | Steve Parsons-Pool/Getty Images
Where does Doria Ragland live?
Currently, Doria Ragland lives in Los Angeles, California, where Meghan Markle was born and raised. According to Telegraph, she lives in a house she inherited from her father in 2011. Her neighborhood, View Park-Windsor Hills, is located between Culver City and Inglewood, just east of Los Angeles International Airport.
Is Meghan Markle’s mother moving to the U.K.?
Since the royal wedding, many have speculated that Doria Ragland will move across the pond to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law. However, the royal family has yet to confirm. That said, with a new home — and lots of guest space — and baby on the way, we wouldn’t be surprised if Meghan Markle’s mother joins the duke and duchess often (if not, permanently).
According to The Daily Mail, the idea of Doria Ragland moving to the United Kingdom has been brought up between the mother and daughter. And, Doria is allegedly “beside herself with excitement,” regarding the thought. The publication also reports that Doria left her job as a social worker in May 2018 — right around the royal wedding. Doria worked for the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services clinic in Culver City, not too far from her Los Angeles home.
Doria was Meghan Markle’s only family member at the royal wedding. | Phil Harris-WPA Pool/Getty Images
Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland’s relationship
Meghan Markle and her mother have a very close bond. Here’s a closer look at their relationship, including what the royal family thinks of Doria Ragland.
They are inseparable
It’s quite obvious that Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland’s relationship is tightknit. The two are allegedly “inseparable,” a neighbor told The Daily Mail.
Doria has the sweetest nickname for Meghan
The royal family might not allow nicknames in public, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have them! Meghan Markle’s is by far the sweetest. Her mother calls her “flower!”
They practice yoga together
Doria Ragland introduced her daughter to yoga at a young age. The duchess recalls taking mommy and me classes when she was around seven. And, although she didn’t get serious about her practice until her college years, she thanks her yoga teacher mother for raising her with the practice.
Doria was the only member of Meghan’s family present at the royal wedding
After Meghan Markle’s father backed out of walking her down the aisle, Doria Ragland ended up being Meghan Markle’s only family member present at the royal wedding.
They attend royal engagements together
It’s fairly uncommon to invite a royal-in-law an engagement — especially when it’s not family related. But, Meghan Markle broke protocol and brought her mother with her to an appearance on behalf of her cookbook, Together. During the event, they cooked chapatis, aubergine masala, and coconut chicken curry together (and, of course, stole everyone’s hearts).
That wasn’t the first time Doria accompanied her daughter to a work event. The former actress used to bring her along to various events and has also invited her to the Invictus Games.
The royal family loves Doria
Much like Meghan Markle, the royal family welcomed Doria in with open arms. Ahead of the royal wedding, Doria sat down for tea with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles walked arm and arm with her out of the chapel following their children’s nuptials in May 2018.
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