Make It Reign: Namaste, Doria

Elizabeth Di Filippo

Although the Duchess of Sussex has undoubtedly built an extended family of friends she can rely on (ahem, Jessica Mulroney), the only blood relative to attend her star-studded wedding earlier this year was her mother, Doria Ragland.

Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland. Image via Getty Images.
Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland. Image via Getty Images.

While much has been said of her father, Thomas Markle Sr. and her half-siblings, Ragland remains an elusive figure, content to support her daughter from the sidelines.

Recently, Ragland flew from her home in California to support the launch of Markle’s first solo project, “Together: A Community Cookbook.”

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Alongside her son-in-law, Prince Harry, Ragland was overheard introducing herself as “Meg’s mom” to guests and praising the women who helped contribute to the book.

On this week’s episode of Make It Reign, Yahoo Canada‘s all-royals themed podcast, we dish on all things Doria. From her days as a Hollywood makeup assistant, to raising her little “Flower” on her own, we’re learning more about the woman behind one of the senior members of the British royal family.

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