YOGA instructor Doria Ragland is based out in LA but flew to London to be with daughter Meghan for the birth of her baby boy. Here's the lowdown on the new grandma of the royal baby. Who is Doria Ragland? Doria Ragland, 62, is a yoga instructor and social worker from Cleveland, Ohio. She gave birth to Meghan in August 1981 and divorced Meghan's father Thomas when she was six-years-old. Her Facebook page states she has a career in social work at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services in California. Meghan has described her mum as a "free-spirited clinical therapist" and is proud she took her travelling to remote - often impoverished - places when she was younger. What has Doria Ragland said about Meghan's pregnancy? The Palace announced the news of Meghan's pregnancy on October 15, 2018. Doria said she was "very happy about this lovely news and is looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild." It is thought that Harry and Meghan announced the news in private to the Royal Family at … [Read more...] about Who is Meghan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland?
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Prince Harry, who became the father of a "very healthy boy" on Monday, has transformed himself from an angry young man into one of the British royal family's greatest assets. The younger son of the heir to the throne Prince Charles and the late Diana, princess of Wales, Harry, now 34, struggled with his role and for much of his youth seemed to want nothing more than to escape. But now, for all his wild child ways, he seems ready to enjoy the settled, stable family life he always craved, with his wife Meghan, the new baby and a new home. "Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It's been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine," a beaming Harry announced in a statement to television cameras. The Duke of Sussex, who spent 10 years in the British army, serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan, hit the headlines for his partying and his outspoken criticism of the media. The prince rebuilt his reputation through his charity work with veterans, advocacy on mental health … [Read more...] about Prince Harry: troubled playboy to happy family man
This time three years ago, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were still strangers yet to be introduced by a mutual friend who thought they'd be perfect for each other. One royal wedding and the arrival of Baby Sussex later, and life has changed quickly for the couple - who were once famed for their love of jet-setting and wild parties. So as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex embrace a new chapter, we look back at their secret intercontinental hookups, wild parties and very British dates... Blind dates Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met in London in July 2016 after a mutual friend set them up on a blind date. "We met for a drink, and then I think very quickly into that we said, 'Well what are we doing tomorrow? We should meet again,'" she revealed in their engagement interview. However, she insisted she had no preconceived notion about his royal status. "I didn’t know much about him, so the only thing that I had asked [our mutual friend] when she said that she wanted to set us … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s love story
Princess Diana's little boy — the red-haired prince with the mischievous smile and his mother's wild streak — is about to become a father. The arrival any day now of Prince Harry's and American wife Meghan's first child will complete his public transformation into the admirable and modern family man who took his grandmother's crown last year as Britain's most popular royal. Confidence, a sense of humor and a fun-loving personality are some of the qualities the public sees in Harry, according to a U.K. polling company's rolling online surveys. Those old enough to remember his coming of age - watching him grow from a child swimming in palace trappings to a rebellious teen, from an army officer speaking up for rank-and-file soldiers to a ginger-bearded groom - can't help but take some pleasure in the expectant father's next milestone. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the titles conferred on the prince and his bride by Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, have tried to keep … [Read more...] about Prince Harry’s transformation: The kid’s all right
A charity the Duchess of Sussex worked with before she got married to Prince Harry has released new video of Meghan in India. Meghan Markle, as she was then, joined forces with World Vision when she starred in the legal drama Suits. The charity works to change the lives of the world's poorest children. Meghan's travels with World Vision to Rwanda in 2016 have been well documented, but the charity has now released more images of the duchess on a humanitarian visit to Delhi and Mumbai in January 2017 - shortly after her romance with Harry had become public. The video has not been published before. Meghan Markle applauded for using te reo in first NZ speech Royal Tour: the fashion rules Meghan broke The duchess' focus on that visit, as it is today, was on gender equality - particularly on the problems of girls' access to education. More than 110 million teenage girls in India - the second most populated country in the world - are at risk of dropping out of school. The duchess was filmed … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s India charity work captured in newly released footage