Meghan Markle

5 things people want to know about Meghan Markle’s mother.


Meghan Markle and her personal life became a usual topic since she was liked playing the character of ‘Rachel’ in the show, Suits.

Ever since she has entered the royal family, all of her life is on public display. It includes where she comes from and most importantly, her mother.

The world knows her very well, but many don’t know much about who her parents are. Meghan Markle was born in Los Angeles to her parents, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle in the year 1981. Although her parents split when she was at a very young age, she still continues to have a fine relationship with both of them.

If you want to know more about Meghan’s parents, specifically her mother, then keep reading. 

She’s truly an LA lady.

Doria met Thomas Markle in Los Angeles in the 1970s, had Meghan in the same city, raised her in the Valley area. And even today she lives in LA. Doria herself was raised in LA.

According to some reports, she attended Fairfax High School, before eventually getting a Master’s from the University of Southern California. She currently resides in LA and hence, has proved that she will always be an LA lady.

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She’s a free spirit.

Meghan in a recent candid interview said: “For me, to watch this level of life-long sensitivity and positivism towards nurturing and caregiving is big. But at the same time, my mom has always been a free spirit”.

“She’s got dreadlocks and a unique nose ring. We can simply have so much fun together. Yet, I find so much solace and peace in her support. That duality co-exists the same way it would like in a best friend”.

Philanthropy is a family trait.

As Meghan and Harry are in the limelight for their philanthropic work, it’s clear that the American actress got her interest to help others from her mother. Her mother, Doria, has a master’s degree from the University of South California in social work.

Meghan said: “My mother raised me to be a global citizen, with eyes open to quite a few harsh realities. We have spent time travelling to some deeply remote places, taking trips to Oaxaca in southern Mexico. There I saw children peddling Chiclets candy for a few extra pesos to bring home”.

She’s a yogi.

When Meghan’s mother, Doria is not working as a clinical therapist, she is teaching yoga classes to people. The classes are also sometimes joined by Meghan.

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She approves of her daughter’s engagement.

After the headlines of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement broke, Doria and her ex-husband, Thomas issued a statement of congratulations to the happy couple. Not to forget, she has spent time with her daughter and her future son-in-law on numerous occasions. She even reportedly gave Harry her blessing to ask for Meghan’s hand.