Meghan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland has been invited by the Queen and the Royal Family to spend the holidays with them at their holiday home in Sandringham (and by holiday home, we mean a massive castle), according to Sunday Express. Last year, the monarch invited Meghan Markle to join Prince Harry and other royal family members for their traditional festive dinner, making her the first royal fiancé to ever attend a holiday family affair. Breaking yet another status quo, Doria Ragland has been asked to stay in the castle - while Kate Middleton's family typically stays at Anmer Hall on the Sandringham estate during the holidays, they've never been invited to stay inside the castle.
A royal spokesperson commented saying, “…this thoughtful gesture proves to be a mark of Queen’s respect for Meghan and an acknowledgement that she doesn’t have any other relations in this country."
Holidays with the Royals is just as festive as you'd imagine: The castle is situated on 20,000 acres of farmland and has been home to the British monarchs since 1862. It's got everything you need for a festive family getaway, including a bowling alley and a conservatory. It's just an hour-long drive from Meghan and Harry's current home.
Since the engagement, there's been plenty of family drama surrounding Meghan - but her mum's solid support and presence has been consistent. Doria has been by Meghan's side at a number of events, including the launch of her community cookbook in collaboration with women of Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre. She also warmed hearts everywhere while attending the Royal Wedding in May.
According to speculations, Doria might extend her stay in the UK to support Meghan during her pregnancy.
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