Express: Queen Elizabeth extends unprecedented invitation for Christmas to Meghan Markle's mother

Queen Elizabeth reportedly invited Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, to Christmas Dinner, a gesture that shows her respect for the Duchess.

Ragland seems to have impressed the monarch with her simple and composed posture at the Royal Wedding, which took place on May 19, 2018, at St. George's Chapel.

According to the Express, Ragland will follow in the footsteps of Kate Middleton's family since they were also invited to a Christmas event in the past.

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The Middletons were previously invited to join the Royal Family for the Christmas morning church service, but they were based at Kate and William's home, Ammer Hall.

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Daily Mail reports that Queen Elizabeth invited Doria to join them for the first Christmas since Meghan Markle married into the royal family. And apparently this is highly unusual and breaks royal precedent—Kate Middleton's family has never been invited to stay with the royals for Christmas even though she's been married to Prince William for seven years. It's possible that Doria is being invited because not only is Meghan pregnant, but she also has no other family in England. Doria has also been very involved in Meg's royal life: She attended an event for her daughter's cookbook, has stayed with Meghan and Harry in Oxfordshire, and was the only member of Meghan's family to attend her wedding to Prince Harry. Also, Doria just seems generally lovely, and tbh I'd be happy to have her at my holidays as well. So fingers crossed that Doria will be in the royal Christmas photos this year! #doriaragland #love #princessmeghan #meghanmarkle #duchessofsussex #dukeofsussex #princeharry #prince #christmas #family #royalfamily #mom #mother #pregnant #baby #wedding #book #pray #faith #hope #heart #kindness #respect #inspire #ohana

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As reported by the news outlet, the Queen's invitation is a clear sign of the 'respect for Meghan and an acknowledgment that she doesn't have any other relations in the country - unlike Kate, who has the support of a very close family.'

Receiving such an invitation is a true honor and Ragland's presence at Sandringham is bound to fuel some speculation regarding a longer stay in the country.


Ragland currently lives in Windsor Hills, Los Angeles, but she may stay in Britain in order to support her daughter, who is expected to give birth in Spring.

Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, couldn't be more excited for the new addition to the family, but so far nothing more is known about the baby.


Just like it happened when Kate gave birth to George, Charlotte and Louis, the royal couple won't know whether they will have a boy or a girl until they welcome it into the world.

Recently, Harry and Meghan returned from a 16-day tour in Australia, where they attended the 2018 edition of the Invictus Games and where Harry had to protect Meghan from a sailor's bear hug due to her pregnant state.

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