Doria Ragland is reportedly spending a lot of quality time with her grandson since his birth last year. According to a new report, Ragland now lives with her daughter and son-in-law.
Harry, 35, and Markle, 38, have been quarantining in their new Los Angeles home amid the coronavirus pandemic. The pair gave up their roles as senior royals back in April.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Source: Getty Images
These days, they have more time than ever to spend with their one-year-old son. Still, help with parenting is always welcomed. Ragland, Markle's mother, is reportedly stepping up.
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
They explained that "[Ragland] gets up in the morning and reads to [Archie]." In addition, she helps her daughter prepare "all-organic" food for the little boy.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images
A source through the outlet alleged that Ragland only used to see Markle once or twice a year when she was filming "Suits." "Meghan isn't as close to her mom as is known," said the unknown correspondent.
However, another source made a differing report in February, saying that the mother-daughter duo relies on each other for support. "She definitely gets a lot of her strength from her mother," they told People.
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
Ragland was present at her daughter's royal wedding back in May 2018. After Archie was born in April 2019, she was said to be a huge aid in caring for him and helping Markle transition to motherhood.
Markle and Harry first announced they were leaving their senior royal position in January. The pair then moved to Markle's home country, Canada, before settling down in Los Angeles.
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
They now reside in comedian Tyler Perry's former mansion, which houses 12 bathrooms, eight bedrooms — more than enough space for family and friends who might want to visit and see their baby boy.