While Meghan Markle’s father Thomas Markle and half-sister Samantha Markle continue to be a source of embarrassment to the Royal Family by giving interviews to the highest bidder, the same cannot be said of her mother, Doria Ragland.
Unlike her ex-husband, Ragland, 62, has maintained a dignified silence since the Royal Wedding, and reportedly remains close to her 37-year-old daughter.
In fact, the Daily Express is reporting that the mother of the Duchess of Sussex is planning to move to the U.K. in order to be even closer to her daughter.
Ragland is “said to be deeply impressed by the Royal Family” after participating in her daughter’s wedding, and is “beside herself with excitement” over the prospect of living near Meghan and Harry in London.
“She is getting ready to move to London. I think she will be going as soon as possible. I know that she was eager to live closer to her daughter,” a source — described as “a close friend in L.A.” — tells the Express.
“She hasn’t been staying at her house for a while now. She has only visited the house very occasionally and when she is there she has had a security guard with her. He has been with her since about November,” the source adds.
“She is fiercely loyal to Meghan and would never betray her like the rest of them,” continues the source. “They are so close.”
As the source explains, Ragland “fell in love with England and told me when she got back that it’s somewhere she believes she too could happily live. I think this has been coming for a while. Even before the wedding she told me how she misses her Megs so much she would do anything to be closer to her, especially now Meghan will be starting a family of her own.”
In addition, one of Raglan’s neighbours tells the Express that “Doria and Meghan have always been inseparable. Doria is beside herself with excitement at the thought of moving to London. I’d bet Meghan is just as thrilled at the thought of having her mom close, especially when she and Harry have children. Doria is going to be an absolutely amazing grandma.”