Meghan Markle Reportedly Gets a Lot of Her Strength from Mom Doria Ragland Amid Royal Exit

In pursuit of a smooth exit from the royal family, Prince Harry stayed back in the UK to finalize the family's exit plans from the royal family while Meghan Markle returned to Canada. 

Upon the Duchess of Sussex's arrival, she had some of her close friends and her mother, Doria Ragland, to keep her company. 

Meghan Markle, who with her husband, Prince Harry, recently announced their intention to step down as senior royals has enjoyed massive support from her mother and friends. 

 Meghan Markle, with her mother, Doria Ragland and Prince Harry to host an event to mark the launch of a cookbook with recipes from a group of women affected by the Grenfell Tower fire | Photo: Getty Images

Meghan Markle, with her mother, Doria Ragland and Prince Harry to host an event to mark the launch of a cookbook with recipes from a group of women affected by the Grenfell Tower fire | Photo: Getty Images

A source told people that Doria Ragland, Meghan's mother, has always played a big role in supporting and strengthening her daughter. The source said of Meghan, 

"She definitely gets a lot of her strength from her mother." 

This is no lie as the former actress and mother-of-one herself has told the world of her mother's strength, support, and kindness.

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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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Meghan Markle flaunted her mother in a Mother's Day post she published in 2014 on The Tig, her former lifestyle blog. In the doting daughter's words about Doria, "She was loving me. So tightly" 

And for the Duchess of Sussex, apart from her strong, supportive mother, some of her friends have shown her great support.

Many years later, the bond of that love remains unbroken as Doria, a social worker, and yoga instructor spent her holidays with her daughter, son-in-law and baby Archie.

Doria, described by a friend of the royal family, who saw her during the royal wedding in 2018, as someone who is loving with a steely core to her, is indeed a source of strength for Meghan. 

The Los Angeles based grandmother, who was very much around the Duke and Duchess in their Vancouver Island home during the weeks leading up to their announcement to exit the royal family, has been said to be Meghan's major support all through the move. 

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

A source told People that Ragland is very close to her daughter and has kicked off a cool friendship with Prince Harry, and this has made the first-time grandmother's support of her daughter easier.

The royal couple whose decision to exit the royal family was premised on the need to "doing what's right for their family" have enjoyed great support from family and friends.

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

And for the Duchess of Sussex, apart from her strong, supportive mother, some of her friends have shown her great support. 

Her former Suits co-star, Abigael Spencer, Heather Dorak, a pilates instructor, Jessica Mulroney, who lives in Toronto and some other friends have visited Markle as a sign of their support and love for her.

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