Doria Ragland: All you need to know about Meghan Markle's mom

Cheryl E Preston

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are always in the news and Meghan's dad Thomas and sister Samantha pop up from time to time with some grievance. One individual that the press does not seem to care about is Doria Ragland who is Meghan's mom and the grandmother who babysits Archie and Lilibet who are the children of a prince and grandchildren to the King of England.

Ragland lives in Los Angeles in the View Park-Windsor Hills neighborhood which It is located between Inglewood and Culver City is about 90 minutes away from her daughter who resides in Montecito California with her husband and children. When the Sussexes lived at Frogmore Cottage in London Doria would have a 10-hour airplane ride in order to visit them.

Doria does not have loose lips

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Doria Loyce Ragland was born on September 2, 1956, and is an American social worker. She formerly was a yoga instructor and makeup artist. She inherited her California home from her father and it is said to look like a tropical paradise. The press does not bother Ragland as there are never any recent stories being printed that are about her. It has been reported that she quit her job as a social worker because she was getting so many phone calls after Meghan and Harry became engaged but things obviously have settled down.

On December 23, 1979, Ragland married lighting director Thomas Markle Sr. and Meghan was born in 1981. The couple broke up in 1983 when their daughter was two years old but both parents had a hand in raising her. The Markes divorced in 1987 and neither has said one negative word about the other in the press. Doria seems to be private and not given any interviews about her daughter or the royals and those in the house of Windsor no doubt appreciate her silence.

it has to be difficult to see all the negative things said about her daughter in the press and not be able to address them. Doria Ragland seems to be doing a better job than Meghan Markle of upholding the royal tradition of never complaining and never explaining.

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