In case you haven’t heard the news, Meghan Markle is engaged to Prince Harry of Wales! Now that engagement is official, more and more people are interested in Meghan Markle’s background. From her acting career, to her finances, to her family life, people are wondering about every aspect of the future duchess’ life. In this Doria Ragland wiki, we have all the information you need to know about Meghan Markle’s mother. What she does for a living, how she raised Markle, as well as Doria Ragland’s ethnicity and age.

A Brief Bio

As Ragland isn’t a public figure, there isn’t a lot publicly known about her early years. We know that Doria Ragland’s age is 61 There is a little bit of information on Doria Ragland’s parents. Her mother was a nurse and her father, Alvin, ran a small antique shop. It is said that her ancestors were slaves brought to the deep south, and that her great-great-great-great grandfather was freed with the abolition of slavery in 1865!

Ragland grew up in a middle-class black area of Los Angeles, California. She is well educated in two very different areas. She has her Masters degree in social work from the University of Southern California and, in addition to that, she went through training to be a yoga instructor.

Ragland met Markle’s dad, Thomas, on the set of the daytime soap opera, General Hospital. He was working as lighting director while she was on set as a make-up artist. The two began dating and eventually married in December 1979. Two years later, Meghan Markle was born. Unfortunately, the marriage ended when Markle was around six. Despite the divorce, both of her parents had a hand raising their daughter as Thomas often took her to the set of a number of the shows he worked on, most notably Married…With Children. Ragland still lives in Los Angeles in the View Park−Windsor Hills neighborhood.


Having a Royal in the Family

Doria Ragland and Meghan Markle have a very close mother/daughter relationship and as such, Ragland is very tightlipped when it comes to her daughter’s relationship with her royal fiancé. She has obviously been asked about it in the past and her replies were always polite “no comments,” usually with a smile and a laugh. Having a royal in the family changes certain aspects of your personal life. For example, when the press descended upon Ragland’s bungalow after the official announcement was sent out to the press, a security detail was already set up at her home. Reporters and other press people were handed the official statements made by the Royal family and Markle’s parents. Ragland and her ex-husband sent out a joint statement to the press regarding their daughter’s pending nuptials, that was then issued on behalf of the parents from the Royal home in Kensington Palace. The statement was sent out to the media and through the Royal family’s various social media outlets. Not your typical wedding announcement in the paper by any stretch of the imagination!

Despite the small interruptions, Ragland continues to carry on with her life just as she had before her daughter was engaged to a member of the Royal Family. She continues with her social work and still teaches yoga. We wonder if she’ll have a chance to teach Prince Charles the Warrior Pose?


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