As the holiday season approaches and we nail down our travel plans, so too are members of the British royal family. In light of all the pre-wedding drama caused by Meghan Markle's father, Doria was poised, collected, and there for Meghan (as the mother of the bride should be).
Queen Elizabeth has reportedly invited Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland to spend Christmas with the royal family at Sandringham, the Daily Mail reported. Holiday festivities are an event that few outside the royals' inner circle have the privilege of participating in.
The Duchess of Cambridge's family has joined the royals at church on Christmas morning but they have stayed at nearby Anmer Hall rather than Sandringham itself.
Meghan and her mum, Doria Ragland, are said to have a close relationship.
Royal.uk.com even states about Queen Elizabeth's role in government, that, she is to "remain strictly neutral with respect to political matters" and is 'unable to vote or stand for election'.
"You understand why Meghan is who she is", an inside source told Vanity Fair.
"It's a mark of the Queen's respect for Meghan and an acknowledgment that she doesn't have any other relations in this country - unlike Kate who has the support of a very close family", a source tells the United Kingdom outlet. Kate Middleton, by contrast, spent Christmas with her own family the year she was engaged to Prince William.
At this point the, Royal family's love for both Meghan and her mom has been well documented and Prince Charles has reportedly gone so far as to call Meghan the best thing to ever happen to Harry and doted all over Doria doing the couple's wedding reception this past spring.
Something tells us the Duchess of Sussex won't get dinged for this slight departure from tradition, though.
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