She raised a royal! Duchess Meghan and her mother, Doria Ragland, share a very close relationship.
The Ohio native has spent a great deal of quality time with her daughter and Prince Harry and remains a strong source of support for Meghan as she prepares for motherhood.
“Doria is so delighted about the news of her first grandchild,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly in October, days after Meghan announced her pregnancy with Harry. “Doria has been helping Meghan through this time in her life immensely. Meghan really looks to Doria for all advice in anything she does.”
While Ragland frequently makes trips across the pond, Meghan hopes that her mother will permanently relocate once the baby arrives. “Meghan of course wants her mom to move to the U.K.,” a second source told Us in November. “[Doria] has told friends that she would keep her house in Los Angeles but is indeed planning on spending a majority of her time with Meghan.”
The royal family has also welcomed Ragland with open arms. Prince Charles and wife Duchess Camilla previously hosted Ragland before Meghan and Harry’s wedding, and Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed her company during the weekend’s festivities.
“Doria is saying the biggest highlight of the wedding, of course after watching her daughter say ‘I do’ to the man she loves, was meeting the queen,” a source exclusively told Us in May 2018, noting that Britain’s beloved royals have made Ragland feel welcome. “It would have been extremely intimidating for anyone, but Meghan and Harry really did a marvelous job of preparing her [for] what to expect.”
Scroll down to look back on Ragland and Meghan’s sweetest moments!