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

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

A source said it was a "very thoughtful gesture" for the pregnant Duchess's mother to be invited, in what would be an unusual move, the Sunday Express reported.

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

According to the Daily Mail, the Queen has asked Ragland to join the family at their Norfolk estate for the holiday, an invitation that has reportedly never been extended to Kate Middleton's family.

The Queen has officially invited Meghan Markle's mum, Doria Ragland, to Christmas dinner with the royal family.

In contrast, Kate Middleton's parents have also been guests at the Sandringham Christmas morning church service but typically stay with their daughter and Prince William at their nearby home nearby, instead.




Mr Markle was due to walk his daughter down the aisle but pulled out at the last minute after it emerged he had staged paparazzi pictures in the days prior to it.

Doria's composure during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding back in May left a lasting impression on the Queen, especially in the midst of all the drama surrounding Meghan's father, Thomas Markle.

Meghan's mom came to London to support the launch of her charity cookbook.

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.

Meghan and Harry recently returned to the United Kingdom from their mammoth Commonwealth tour and will be spending their first Christmas together as husband and wife in December.