The Untold Truth Of Meghan Markle's Mother

If you know anything at all about Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, you know that she has a very close relationship with her daughter. Ragland was the only member of Meghan’s family at her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry, famously riding alongside her daughter in the car on the way to the wedding chapel. Watching Ragland’s face during the ceremony, it was obvious how much she adores her daughter, whom she calls “Flower.”

And in interviews and essays she’s written herself, Meghan has made it clear how much she loves her mom right back.

The mother and daughter are so close in fact, that Ragland reportedly moved in with Meghan, Harry, and their toddler son, Archie, in California in the summer of 2020. But there is so much more to the woman Meghan always describes as a “free spirit” than is commonly known.

Though Meghan Markle is totally a Cali girl through and through, it turns out that her mother’s family actually has deep roots in the midwest, where she was born.

According to, Ragland’s grandparents Netty and James Arnold met in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Hotel St. Regis where Netty worked as an elevator operator and James worked as a bellhop. The couple had several children, including Ragland’s mother, Jeanette.

But the family didn’t stay in Ohio, and shortly after Meghan’s mother was born, the family moved to Los Angeles. Apparently the sunny West Coast life agreed with the Raglands, where Alvin worked as an antiques dealer.

When Meghan Markle talks about her mother, she often notes that Doria Ragland is both a yoga instructor and a social worker. Meghan wrote in a Glamour article,

“My mom’s a yoga instructor, but she does social work, as well, and she works specifically with the geriatric community.”

For Meghan, this is indicative of her mother’s essentially kind and generous nature. She added,

“For me to watch this level of life-long sensitivity to nurturing and caregiving, but at the same time my mom has always been a free spirit.”

It’s clear that Ragland’s personality has also made her a wonderful parent. Meghan continued,

“We can just have so much fun together, and yet, I’ll still find so much solace in her support. That duality coexists the same way it would in a best friend.”

Ragland had to leave her job as a social worker before the royal wedding because of the massive publicity of the event. An insider told Us Weekly in 2018,

“Doria made the very difficult decision to leave her job at the clinic because there had been a lot of calls from the media asking to speak with her because her daughter was marrying Prince Harry.”

In true L.A. fashion, Doria Ragland met Meghan Markle’s father Thomas Markle on a TV set.

In an essay for Elle UK, Meghan wrote,

“It was the late ’70s when my parents met. My dad was a lighting director for a soap opera, and my mom was a temp at the studio. I like to think he was drawn to her sweet eyes and her Afro, plus their shared love of antiques. Whatever it was, they married and had me.”

Ragland was working as a trainee makeup artist on the set, according to Vanity Fair, and the two were married at Sunset Boulevard’s Self-Realization Fellowship. They moved in together a few years before Meghan was born, but divorced soon after when she was just 2.

Despite this, the divorce was reportedly amicable, and Meghan grew up close to both of her parents.

It’s not just the Royal watchers who are taken with Ragland, but the royals themselves are, too.The queen of England was apparently totally charmed by the free-spirited Doria Ragland.

Ragland was the only member of Meghan Markle’s family to attend the royal wedding, and apparently she made such a good impression on Queen Elizabeth that she invited her to spend Christmas with the family at their estate in Sandringham, per The Daily Mail.

This is especially impressive considering, as Vanity Fair notes, this makes her the first non-royal to be invited to spend Christmas at the estate in the history of the monarchy.

The queen wasn’t the only member of the royal family delighted by Ragland. According to The Times UK, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles were also charmed by their new relation when they had tea ahead of the wedding festivities.

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44 thoughts on “The Untold Truth Of Meghan Markle's Mother”

  1. Most narcessists are close to their Narcessistic parent. Could this be where MM was influenced to develop this way. Narcessictic parents are charming, manipulative and cunning to gain things they can then control.

  2. This is bull crap, MM had nothing to do with her Mother until the wedding and MM has now kicked her out of their California home!!! MM used her mother at the wedding to push her black roots. After the wedding, MM had nothing more to do with her.

  3. Prince Harry is a true prince he protect his family with his life. Megan is so beautiful i really don't care obout ther problems. Every family have their own share leave them alone if you can't solve their problems. To all theirs haters Jellousy is the biggest CRIME.


  5. Megan is sick when it deals on family relationships. THE mother moved out of their home. What was the reason. Also the mother didn't want to live in England with Megan. I wonder why?

  6. Doria took off on the kid before going to jail for fraud in the travel business that Thomas Markle gifted her. Tom is either a Saint or the biggest Jerk going. Who would want to be in the same room with mm let alone beg for more abuse from his ungrateful, daughter who’s blocked him. UTube is not showing any of my comments. I want to know why!

  7. What a load of balls she didn’t spend much time with Meghan as she had quite a long time in prison

  8. Check on internet. She was married to Thomas 1979 had mm 1981. Meghan and harry banned her from contacting or seeing them. She helps take care of her parents. She has been in prison for tax evasion, possible money laundering, check it out.

  9. The mother has much more natural poise and elegance. I’m noticing her hands and how she uses them. Kind of Bette Davis- y and from me that’s a massive compliment

  10. Didn’t she spend time in prison for tax evasion and trying to set up her ex Thomas who brought her up and spoilt her. She also had 9 million dollars put into her bank account from Britain for what exactly. This piece is far removed from the truth. What sickly rubbish

  11. She was NEVER invited to spend Christmas with the Royals. That’s a complete load of rubbish and something Harry’s wife’s PR team came up with.
    The Queen keeps Christmas solely for her immediately family and wouldn’t even consider inviting Doria!

  12. I bet Harry didn’t know just how dysfunctional Meghans family really was when he walked down the aisle…here’s your sign Buddy! Everyone tried to tell him smh…

  13. Mother Doria was in prison no wonder Samatha despise her.poor harry in total darkness.God please help Harry to see through them.

  14. So now you are trying to find dirt on her mom who has been too quiet for you. LEAVE HER alone. She has ber own agenda. She does notneed the goddip and HATRED

  15. I admire your personality and conduct lady Doria ,but I wish you reconcile your daughter and the grandchildren to your existing husband, so that he see them and cherish the the way you do. Pls Doria forgive Mr Thomas and allow him to see the children before he dies.

  16. Where are the other family members from Dorias side at least they should have attended her wedding??? Or still be in her life especially the ones with kids as Archie can't see his family in UK that often especially his cousins around his age

  17. These two will ever only have each other because that's the way it always has been, until her mother was sent to prison they say for tax evasion however some say it was for drug dealing.
    Apparently meghan's mother lived her life as a money grabber until she married a white rich man. Who financially paid for her lifestyle which included two holidays a year and of course in 5-star Hotels, though they were divorced. Until she was sent to prison which is debatable whether it was for tax evasion or for selling drugs
    And that's why Meghan spend most of her childhood with her father.
    When Megan was financially stable she paid her mother's tax bill, which are sure what's a small price to pay for a being a 24-hour nanny.

  18. Maybe when they wake up every morning they think,who shall we disrespect today, am I biracial, am I black or am I white today

  19. Both of them are two odd coins but equally following in her mother's footsteps, has she too married a white rich man Who financial paid all of the bills.
    She will do exactly what her mother did , give birth and do a runner.

  20. If she so close to her mother why didn't she include her mothers name, middle name even an initial in
    her daughter name. Why did her daughter get the nick name of the Queen and the late
    Princess of Wales and Archie didn't get a middle name of Charles, William or Philip ??????

  21. Read some of these comment didn't know about Meghan's mother, well it doesn't matter Meghan has Harry
    right where she want him. I don't know who long that marriage will last depends how long Harry will stay in
    line, I don't think he would be lost with out Meghan but I think loosing his kids would be something else.

  22. Not a social worker she’s a yoga aid ! Went to prison for 7 years tax fraud ( that’s what posted on YouTube) I think all these cane out after the wedding! That’s why Meghan rushed Harry to get married !

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