Meghan Markle's Mom, Doria Ragland, Is Reportedly Planning to Move to the UK to Be Close to Her

Meghan Markle's mom, Doria Ragland, is reportedly planning a move to London next month. Ragland is said to be moving to be closer to her daughter, who married Prince Harry in May.

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Anyone who follows the royal family knows that Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) has had her share of family ~drama~ (opens in new tab). The Duchess of Sussex has had to deal with an onslaught of bad press courtesy of her father, Thomas Markle (opens in new tab), and her half-sister, Samantha Markle (opens in new tab). At leas one member of Meghan's family, however, has been nothing but sweet and composed since Meghan started her path to royalty: Her mom, Doria Ragland (opens in new tab).

Now, Ragland is reportedly planning a move to the UK to be closer to Meghan. According to the Daily Mail (opens in new tab), Ragland is planning a move to London as soon as next month.

"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," one source told the publication. "She also fell in love with England and told me when she got back that it’s somewhere she believes she too could happily live."


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Regland has reportedly already been making preparations for a big move—like quitting her job as a social worker for the Los Angeles-based Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services clinic in May.

There's no doubt Meghan would be ecstatic to have her mom close by. Ragland famously met with the Queen for tea (opens in new tab) ahead of the royal wedding (opens in new tab) and reportedly got along well with the monarch. Meghan's husband, Prince Harry, also gets along with Ragland, who was the only member of Meghan's family he met before the wedding (opens in new tab) (and, since her dad skipped the big day (opens in new tab), remains the only member of his wife's immediate family he's met).

Ragland joined Meghan and Harry at the Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017.

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"Doria and Meghan have always been inseparable," another source told the Daily Mail. "Doria is beside herself with excitement at the thought of moving to London."

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.