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Meghan Markle's mom spotted alone in LA as daughter reportedly parties with friends at baby shower

Edduin Carvajal
Feb 21, 2019
02:10 P.M.
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Doria Ragland, the mother of Duchess Meghan Markle, was spotted in Los Angeles running some errands alone while her daughter was throwing a baby shower in New York.

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Wearing a black ensemble, Doria was photographed carrying boxes and bags to her vehicle and then driving off. The fact that she wasn’t invited to her daughter’s baby shower in New York surprised many.

As Daily Mail reported, no member of Meghan’s family was present, and all the guests were people who the Duchess has known for less than ten years.

Doria Ragland in front of her house on February 20, 2019 | Source: Daily Mail

Doria Ragland in front of her house on February 20, 2019 | Source: Daily Mail

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Not even her sister-in-law Kate Middleton or Princess Beatrice, who works in NY as the Vice President of Partnerships and Strategy at Afiniti, were invited, though baby showers are not a tradition in the UK.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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So far, it is unclear whether or not Meghan and Doria will get together during the Duchess’ time in the US as she and Prince Harry are expected to go to Morocco for a three-day visit over the weekend.

Amal Clooney leaving Duchess of Sussex's baby shower in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Amal Clooney leaving Duchess of Sussex's baby shower in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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Among the famous people who were present at The Mark hotel for the baby shower, there were tennis player Serena Williams, Misha Nonoo, Jessica Mulroney, Amal Clooney, Gayle King, and more.

Serena Williams in New York City on February 20, 2019 | Source: Daily Mail

Serena Williams in New York City on February 20, 2019 | Source: Daily Mail

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Her friends came bearing gifts, as a baby cot was dropped off at her hotel, as well as pink roses, leading to speculations that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting a baby girl.

Jessica Mulroney in New York City on February 20, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Jessica Mulroney in New York City on February 20, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

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As for the decorations for the party, people photographed dozens of floral arrangements right in front of the hotel, as well as a harp and a cotton candy machine that were believed to be part of the celebration.

Misha Nonoo in New York City on February 20, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Misha Nonoo in New York City on February 20, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

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The night after the baby shower, Serena, Jessica, and Markus Anderson – who reportedly introduced Meghan and Prince Harry – had a fancy dinner at Ralph Lauren’s restaurant The Polo Bar.

At the moment, Meghan and Harry are focused on fulfilling their Royal engagements while expecting their first child. They shared the big news in October 2018, and she is supposed to give birth in Spring 2019.

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