Meghan Markle's mother Doria turns down Queen's invite, will not spend Christmas with the royal family
It is quite unusual for a non-royal to spend the holiday season with the Queen, although Meghan Markle did make her debut last year when she was engaged with Harry
Doria Ragland may be leading the life of a royal with her daughter, the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, but that does not mean she will be necessarily made a part of the holiday traditions of the British royal family.
It is being said that Doria will not be a part of her daughter Meghan and Prince Harry's Christmas celebrations this year.
Although there were reports previously that claimed Doria would be spending the holiday season with her pregnant daughter and her son-in-law, it has now been confirmed that Meghan’s mother will not be present for the festivities.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are expecting their first child in spring next year, will be instead joining Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for the Christmas celebrations at Sandringham House, the Queen's private home in Norfolk.
It is anyway quite unusual for a non-royal to spend the holiday season with the Queen, although Meghan did make her debut last year when she spent the Christmas holidays with the royal family after her engagement to Harry in November.
However, the same favor was not extended to Meghan's sister-in-law Kate when she was dating William. Despite being engaged to William, in 2010 Kate spent her last Christmas as a single woman with her own family. However, unlike Kate, Meghan did not have a family in the UK to spend the holidays with.
Even Kate's parents, the Middletons, have never had the pleasure to join the Queen for Christmas. However, Kate and William did take a break from tradition in 2016, when they, along with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, decided to spend Christmas with Kate's family in Englefield, England, near her childhood home.
News of Meghan's mother not spending Christmas with the royals comes shortly after it was reported that Doria, a Los Angeles-based yoga instructor and social worker, will not be moving to their new house in Windsor after Meghan and Harry's exit from Kensington Palace.
However, it is also being said that although Doria may have rooms set aside for her at Frogmore House in Windsor, where the Duke and Duchess are planning to move in next year. But Meghan's mother will definitely not be making Frogmore House her permanent place of residence any time soon.