Meghan Markle: 5 Photographs of the Duchess of Sussex With Her Mother, Doria Ragland

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is known for having a close relationship with her mom, Doria Ragland. In the past, they didn’t get to see each other much because they’d been living thousands of miles apart. Meghan reportedly talked on the phone regularly with her mom, whom she once described as “hippie-dippie,” despite only seeing Ragland a few times a year. 

When Meghan joined the British royal family, the queen and the rest of “The Firm,” included Ragland. She stood by Meghan at her and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex’s royal wedding in May 2018 and she flew to England to be with Meghan when she gave birth to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in May 2019. Ragland even appeared in Archie’s first official photographs alongside the new parents as well as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 

Now that Meghan, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Archie, have moved to Los Angeles, Calif., the city where Meghan grew up where her mother still resides, Ragland, a former social worker and yoga instructor, will likely be seeing much more of her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. Ahead, check out five photographs of the Duchess of Sussex with her mother. 

Doria Ragland attended Meghan Markle’s first solo event as a royal

Ragland, who calls Meghan by the nickname “Flower,” attended her daughter’s first solo event as a royal in Sept. 2018. She can be seen standing alongside her daughter and son-in-law at a party celebrating the launch of Meghan’s charity cookbook to help survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Doria Ragland, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry attend launch of charity cookbook on Sept. 20, 2018
Doria Ragland, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry attend launch of charity cookbook on Sept. 20, 2018 | BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images

They spent night before royal wedding together

A day prior to  Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding on May 19, 2018, photographers snapped the future Duchess of Sussex arriving at Cliveden House Hotel in Berkshire, England, with her mother. The two were all smiles ahead of the big event. 

Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, arrive at Cliveden House Hotel on May 18, 2018
Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, arrive at Cliveden House Hotel on May 18, 2018 | Steve Parsons – Pool / Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland were beaming at royal wedding

On their way to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, Meghan, in her custom Givenchy wedding gown, and her mom were capturred waving and smiling to well-wishers. 

Doria Ragland and Meghan Markle arrive for royal wedding on May 19, 2018
Doria Ragland and Meghan Markle arrive for royal wedding on May 19, 2018 | OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

They watched the closing ceremonies of the 2017 Invictus Games together

After Harry and Meghan made their public debut at the start of the 2017 Invictus Games, the future Duchess of Sussex brought her mom with her to the sporting event’s closing ceremonies on Sept. 30, 2017. 

Doria Ragland, Meghan Markle, and Jessica Mulroney watch the closing ceremonies of the Invictus Games in 2017
Doria Ragland, Meghan Markle, and Jessica Mulroney watch the closing ceremonies of the Invictus Games in 2017 | GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images

The games were held in the Canadian city of Toronto, Ontario, where Meghan had been living while filming Suits. In addition to Meghan’s mother, her close friends Jessica Mulroney and Markus Anderson, were also by her side for the event.

Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland went to a U.N. event together in 2015

Back before she met Harry, Meghan attended an anniversary event hosted by the U.N. with her mom as her date. Pictured on March 10, 2015, they can be seen posing side by side. 

Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland on March 10, 2015
Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Here’s hoping we’ll catch more glimpses of the mother-daughter duo in the future!