People: Meghan Markle's Mother Doria Ragland Reportedly Commented on Royal Exit & Said Daughter Will Be Okay

Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, reportedly spoke on her daughter's wellbeing, following the announcement that Meghan and Harry would be stepping down from royal duties. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are preparing to step into the next chapter of their lives, which would see them become financially independent of the royal family. 

That development came after the couple announced that they would step down from their royal duties, an announcement that surprised many people and shook Buckingham Palace. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens, Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens, Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

As the couple prepare, Meghan Markle can count on her mother, Doria Ragland, and a close group of friends as she navigates her new life with Harry and their son, Archie. 

In the weeks that led up to the announcement, Doria was with her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson, as she spent the holidays with them in Canada. A source revealed that Doria said:

"Meghan is strong and will always be okay."

The source also added that Doria has a close relationship with Meghan, and was with her during the birth of her son, Archie. The first-time grandmother also loves her grandson, Archie, and said that "he is the cutest."

Aside from the support of her mother, close friends of Meghan Markle have also surrounded and offered her companionship during the period following the announcement, with some of them visiting her in Canada. 

Prince Harry gave an emotional speech during a private event for his charity, "Sentebale"

Meghan Markle leaves the Cliveden House Hotel accompanied by her mother, Ms Doria Ragland, ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England|Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle leaves the Cliveden House Hotel accompanied by her mother, Ms Doria Ragland, ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England|Source: Getty Images

Meghan was spotted picking up her friend, Heather Dorak, at the Victoria International Airport, while Abigail Spencer, her former "Suits" co-star, went hiking with her and Prince Harry on New Year's Day. 

It was Meghan's friend, actress Janina Gavankar, who took the photograph of Archie that was seen in Harry and Meghan's Holiday Greeting card. 

Another good friend of hers, Jessica Mulroney, watched over Archie when Meghan and Harry went to the UK. Such is the support that Meghan has that she is comfortable in good hands. 

Meghan and Harry's new arrangement would see them splitting their time between London and Canada, and the arrangement could see Doria get actively involved in Baby Archie's upbringing. 

Meanwhile, Prince Harry gave an emotional speech during a private event for his charity, "Sentebale," on Sunday night, where he said his family wasn’t walking away from the people.

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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He added that he hoped to have continued to serve the Queen and the Commonwealth, as well as his military associations without public funding, but that it wasn’t possible. 

Prince Harry concluded by saying that he was stepping his family back from what he has ever known into what he hoped would be a more peaceful life. 

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