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Royal Wedding: This Is All You Need To Know About Meghan Markle’s Mother, Doria Ragland

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With the royal wedding just a few days away, we will be talking about Meghan Markle’s mum Doria Ragland and everything we know about her. Ragland is a yoga instructor and social worker and is currently in London in preparation for the wedding.

Who is Doria Ragland?

Ragland is a social worker and yoga instructor who gave birth to her daughter Meghan in August 1981. Ragland divorced Thomas, Meghan’s dad when the Suit’s actress was just 6 and according to her Facebook status, she works at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services in California. 

What was life like for Doria and Meghan growing up?

Doria being African-American and Thomas being Dutch-Irish, led to the family being racially abused when Meghan was younger. Meghan revealed that while growing up she was questioned a lot for her looks as many asked her if her mother was, in fact, her biological mum due to her skin tone.

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In her interview Meghan recalled how her mum was taken for the nanny; “I was home in LA on a college break when my mom was called the ‘N’ word. We were leaving a concert and she wasn’t pulling out of a parking space quickly enough for another driver.” She added;  “Being biracial paints a blurred line that is equal parts staggering and illuminating. “While my mixed heritage may have created a grey area surrounding my self-identification, keeping me with a foot on both sides of the fence, I have come to embrace that. “To say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman.”

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On how Meghan describes Doria?

Meghan once described her mum as a “free-spirited clinical therapist.” Meghan was quoted saying; ”Both my parents came from little, so they made a choice to give a lot.”

When did Doria meet Meghan’s fiance, Prince Harry?

The prince flew Doria to Toronto to join Meghan and himself at the Invictus Games in October. According to Royal experts, Harry’s decision to invite Doria to join them at the closing ceremony of his Invictus Games was “hugely significant.” Photo Credit: Getty

 

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