The actress opened up about her childhood in Elle magazine in July 2015 and revealed her mother met her father while they were both working for a soap opera in the late ‘70s. (Ragland was a temp at the studio, while Thomas was a lighting director.) They divorced when she was young, and Ragland went on to work at a mental health clinic and as a yoga instructor. Meghan described her mother in 2014 as a “free spirit” and “lover of potato chips & lemon tarts” on her since-shuttered lifestyle blog, The Tig.
A source close to Ragland told Us Weekly on May 14 that the 61-year-old quit her job and is “no longer working at the mental health clinic in the Los Angeles area.” The source added that she “has talked about starting her own private practice, focusing on working with elderly patients.”
Ragland met Harry at the Invictus Games in September 2017, and a source exclusively confirmed to Us in November 2017 that he had asked Ragland for permission to propose to Meghan. Kensington Palace announced on May 4 that Ragland would travel with her daughter by carriage to the chapel ahead of the wedding ceremony.
Ragland quit her job at a mental health clinic in L.A. before the wedding and flew to London for the nuptials, meeting the Queen, Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, Prince William and Duchess Kate before the wedding.
On the big day, she wore a Wedgewood green wool crepe dress and coat by Oscar de la Renta.Back to top