Typically, when the royals are making their way through crowds of well-wishers, they have no time to stop for anything more than a quick greeting. On Wednesday (October 3), however, Meghan Markle was more than happy to pause for a brief back-and-forth about one very specific topic: her mother, Doria Ragland.
In a video of the interaction, below, watch as Markle stops to interact with a fan who says, “Please tell your mum I love her!”
“Oh, I will! We have that in common, don’t we?” Markle said in response.
Doria Ragland’s second biggest fan shared the clip on Twitter afterward, writing, “I regret nothing” alongside the hashtag #QueenDoria.
Sadly, Ragland will never actually be the Queen of England, but she may soon be at least a part-time resident of her daughter’s new homeland. Last month, a royal insider told Vanity Fair that Ragland, a social worker and yoga teacher in California, was considering moving across the pond. “She has been to Meghan and Harry’s home in the Cotswolds several times and she has stayed with them at Nottingham Cottage. Meghan is very close to her mum. 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 source said. “It is something they are talking about. I think the idea is that Doria will have a pied-à-terre here so that she has her own space. She wants the ability to be here more often, especially if grandchildren come along.”
The royal family, it seems, is equally happy to have Prince Harry’s mother-in-law around. “The Queen knows it’s a big transition for Meghan and she wants it to be a success,” the insider said. “That means making sure Meghan feels supported and happy, and including her mother.” They added, “When you meet Doria, it all falls in place. You understand why Meghan is who she is.”