Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Queen invites Meghan Markle's mum to royal family's Christmas celebrations

Queen invites Meghan Markle's mum to royal family's Christmas celebrations

While Kate's familu have joined the royal for mass on Christmas morning, they have stayed at Anmer Hall.

Although this particular dinner at the Norfolk estate is an annual event, many royal insiders note the significance of the "thoughtful gesture" - Her Majesty has never extended an offer like this before, not even to Prince William's in-laws, the Middletons.

The source is reported to have said that the Queen's invitation showed respect and acknowledged that Meghan would be spending Christmas away from family in Britain.

Ragland, 62, was the only member of Meghan's family to attend her and Prince Harry's wedding in May.

Now, with the former actress having no immediate family to share her new life with, her majesty has reportedly made a decision to invite her mom, Doria Ragland (62), to spend Christmas at her private country house in Sandringham, England, Daily Mail reports.

Queen Elizabeth has invited Meghan Markle's mother to spend the holiday with the royal family at Sandringham, according to The Daily Mail.

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Doria Ragland got to know the royals, including Prince Charles and Camilla, at Meghan and Harry's wedding in May.

Doria joined her daughter at an outdoor reception at Kensington Palace in September to mark the launch of a charity cookbook to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

A source tells ET that Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, is expected to spend some of the holiday with her pregnant daughter and her son-in-law.

As Harry shared in their November engagement interview, "I'd been seeing her for a period of time when I literally didn't tell anybody at all".

Meghan and Harry recently returned to the United Kingdom from their mammoth Commonwealth tour and will be spending their first Christmas together as husband and wife in December.

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