We already know that Queen Elizabeth has reportedly invited Duchess Meghan‘s mother to spend Christmas at Sandringham in Norfolk. That’s right, friends, in case you missed it, Doria Ragland will be attending mass and having lunch and doing it up, holiday style, with the British Royal Family. Pretty epic, seriously. It turns out the Queen is all about family. Are we really surprised?
“The Queen was very impressed by Mrs. Ragland when they met,” a royal source told Vanity Fair. “The Queen knows that Meghan’s family situation is complicated and that the easiest way for Meghan and Harry to be together and with Doria, which is what they want, is for them all to join her at Sandringham where there is plenty of space. It’s not the norm but then things seem to have changed quite a lot recently.”
If you recall, it was last Christmas that Meghan scored an invite to Christmas with the BRF, which was considered a big deal, since she and Harry were merely engaged. The Queen is clearly quite fond of Meghan and we already know that Harry holds a special place in her heart so keeping family close by inviting Doria just seems like a natural move. And it’s going to be a packed house, with VF reporting that Her Majesty has invited the entire royal clan.
“She loves getting the family together and it’s so much fun with all the little ones,” said a family source. “The Queen hosted a very successful sleepover in the summer at Balmoral which she is hoping to repeat this Christmas.” That includes the Sussexes, who will be guests in the main house along with other family members, and we’re assuming Meghan’s mom too.
It’s not like Doria doesn’t fit in. She’s proven just how great a mother she is, loyal to the core, quietly supportive of her daughter, basically an overall lovely human, and the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Of course The Queen is impressed by Doria and more than willing to add a place setting for her at the Christmas table. Heck, the more, the merrier. At least on the Ragland side of the family.