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

Sergio Cunningham
November 6, 2018

A source said it was a "very thoughtful gesture" for the pregnant Duchess's mother to be invited, in what would be an unusual move, the Sunday Express reported. Per the Daily Mail's report, Doria has been invited to stay at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England for the duration of the royals' holiday festivities.

Doria Ragland has reportedly been asked to join the royals on Christmas day.

Meghan Markle is gearing up for her second Christmas at Sandringham, the first she'll attend with Prince Harry as an official member of the Royal Family and with their "little bump" in tow.

The source added: "Queen Elizabeth is very aware of all the problems Meghan has had with her dad and sister and she feels sorry for her that she doesn't have family and a support network close by".

He later said he had apologised to both Harry and Meghan and denied staging the shots for money, insisting they were taken in a bid to "change his image".

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In Vanity Fair's new profile of Prince Charles, a close royal family friend revealed the nature of Meghan and Camilla's super supportive friendship. "They speak on the phone pretty much every day and they are talking about Doria getting a place in the U.K.so that she can spend part of the year over here".

The invitation is believed to be a show of respect and also an acknowledgement that Markle has no other family in Britain.

The royal family reportedly exchanges gifts on Christmas Eve, though extravagant presents aren't in the cards here.

Also on Christmas Eve, William and Harry are usually on hand to play a charity soccer match on the estate, which is followed by dinner.

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