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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

American social worker Doria was the only member of Meghan's family in attendance at her and Harry's wedding after Thomas Markle (74) was unable to walk his daughter down the aisle due to health reasons, The Sun reports.

"Doria's quiet dignity and grace at the Royal wedding has earned her enormous respect from Meghan's new in-laws", the source tells ET. And according to the Sunday Express, the Queen has broken protocol again by inviting Doria to Christmas dinner this year.

"It's a mark of the Queen's respect for Meghan and an acknowledgment that she doesn't have any other relations in this country - unlike Kate who has the support of a very close family", a source tells the United Kingdom outlet.

She reportedly said she was "head over heels" with pride as Meghan helped prepare lunch for guests.

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.

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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.

He later said he had apologised to both Harry and Meghan and denied staging the shots for money, insisting they were taken in a bid to "change his image".

And she also told the couple she wanted to spend the holidays with them too.

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.


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