Doria Ragland Accompanies Daughter Meghan Markle on Wedding Day

You will look at her and you will feel joy. Related StoryMeghan Markle’s Mother, a Los Angeles Yoga Instructor, Has Tea With the Queen

It’s been a whirlwind few days for Ragland, who met Queen Elizabeth for tea at Windsor Castle Friday, as final preparations were made for the royal wedding. George’s Chapel to watch her only daughter walk down the aisle, looking on from a pew with tears in her eyes. And if the DJ cues Al Green’s soul classic ‘Call Me,’ just forget it. (Credit: OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Mother and daughter, both in white, sat together in the back seat of the Queen’s Rolls-Royce Phantom for the journey from Cliveden House Hotel, a five-star hotel in a 17th-century mansion, around 30 minutes’ drive from Windsor. She also wrote of a time when someone called her mother the N-word. Meghan confirmed on Thursday that her father would not attend her wedding, ending days of speculation over the 73-year-old’s health, and a controversy over whether he staged a series of paparazzi-style photographs
Meghan told Vanity Fair last year that her parents are still on good terms and that they even continued to take vacations together as a family long after the divorce. She holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California, according to reports. Social worker. “She will swivel her hips into the sweetest little dance you’ve ever seen, swaying her head and snapping her fingers to the beat like she’s been dancing since the womb. Related StoryRoyal Wedding: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Marry in Windsor

Ragland, 61, is a yoga instructor and social worker in Los Angeles. She had tea with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall — Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla — at Clarence House in London. The pair traveled to the castle together, driving up the long walk before stopping to let Ragland out and to pick up some of the bridal party before continuing to the chapel. Later, she met Harry’s brother and sister-in-law the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two older children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, during wedding rehearsals in Windsor. Lover of potato chips & lemon tarts. “We can just have so much fun together, and yet, I’ll still find so much solace in her support. I’m talking about my mom.”
Ragland has apparently also found a huge fan in Prince Harry, who described her as “amazing” in a BBC interview. The pair divorced when Meghan Markle was a young child. You won’t be able to help it. Thomas Markle was working as a lighting director while Ragland was working as a temp, Meghan Markle wrote in Elle magazine in 2015. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
Meghan Markle arrived for her wedding to Prince Harry in Windsor on Saturday morning, accompanied by her mother, Doria Ragland, who has been by her side since Wednesday. Free spirit. “We were leaving a concert and she wasn’t pulling out of a parking space quickly enough for another driver.”
And in her former blog, The Tig, Meghan reportedly wrote an ode to her mother: “Dreadlocks. Her parents moved to an LA neighbourhood that wasn’t particularly diverse, Meghan wrote in Elle magazine. Ragland arrived at St. Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, arrive for her wedding ceremony to marry Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. And you will smile. Meghan has spoken publicly about her close relationship with her mother many times, describing her as a “free spirit” and someone she can rely on. “And there was my mom, caramel in complexion with her light-skinned baby in tow, being asked where my mother was since they assumed she was the nanny,” she wrote. Meghan has written and spoken extensively about her racial identity and describes how her African-American mother dealt with racism. Related StoryMeghan Markle Will Begin Bridal Procession Alone in Bold Feminist Statement

Ragland has not spent much time talking to the media, so details about her life have come primarily through her daughter. Nose ring. Yoga instructor. Ragland met several other members of the British royal family on Thursday, Kensington Palace said, ahead of her daughter’s marriage to the Queen’s grandson and sixth in line to the throne. That duality coexists the same way it would in a best friend,” Markle wrote of her mother in Glamour magazine last year. Ragland met Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, at a Hollywood studio in the late ’70s.