Closer Weekly: Meghan Markle's Mom Doria Will Have Positive Influence on Archie's Life
Meghan Markle's mother has a lot of excellent traits and will reportedly be passing on only positive energy to her grandson, Archie. It's a good thing the royals moved to her state.
Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, may not be able to see her grandson in person right now due to the coronavirus, but the pair have many years ahead of them to develop a bond.
According to Closer Weekly, the duo's relationship will be wholly beneficial to the tot who is now 11 months old. Ragland, who's about 63 years old, has a lot of great attributes going for her.
DORIA WILL PASS ON GOOD THINGS
"Doria, 63, is a spiritual and calm woman who is comfortable in her own skin," said the Closer insider. Ragland is a former yoga teacher whose motherly abilities show in daughter Markle's demeanor.
Markle, along with her husband Prince Harry, also had the willpower and self-assurance to step down as a senior royal earlier this year. "She raised Meghan to stand strong in her beliefs," the insider noted.
The withdrawal, followed by the couple's move to Los Angeles, is something Ragland sees as a good thing for Archie, who will be able to make his own decisions and have a healthier, regular upbringing.
Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images
MARKLE'S PARENTS NOT TOGETHER
Ragland is also thrilled that her grandson is physically closer to her, meaning they'll be able to know each other better. While COVID-19 is still around, however, FaceTime will have to do.
The fitness guru, who was once a social worker, has a private practice which involves caring for elderly patients. She shares Markle with ex-husband Thomas Markle Sr., a former lighting director.
The pair split up when Markle was just six, and though Markle lived with her dad for a time, she remained close to her mother. She was involved in planning the royal couple's wedding for 2018.
MARKLE GETS STRENGTH FROM MOM
Back in February, an alleged friend of the former "Suits" actress stated that Markle "gets a lot of her strength from her mother." At the time, Harry was in England, finishing up with their royal exit.
Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, will likely have a relationship with little Archie, too. In April, the monarch said the baby boy is "the most adorable child," according to one Closer source.
It was the Queen's 94th birthday, and she was entertaining a video chat with Harry and Markle. The Queen also reportedly thinks that Archie resembles his father as a baby.
THE ROYALS GIVE BACK IN LA
Prince Harry and Markle are also doing their part amid the coronavirus. For the Easter holidays, the pair delivered meals in collaboration with Project Angel Food to those battling the illness.
For the most part, the couple and their son are enjoying lots of family time like most everyone else. Prince Harry joined a video call with cares and parents last weekend and expressed his joy at being home.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend The Endeavour Fund Awards on March 05, 2020, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images.
PRINCE HARRY LOOKS AT SILVER LINING
While the Prince and his wife were able to see some of their friends only occasionally, the more positive aspect of it all was the bonding time he's getting with Archie.
The royal praised parents who have multiple children and are struggling through this challenging period. Just one child is no easy feat. We hope Ragland will be able to help out the new parents soon.