Meghan Markle's mother reportedly 'miserable' after being silenced by the royal family
Ragland is not too happy about being sidelined and shut up like this, and she's miserable about getting silenced by the British royal family
It is not a piece of cake to be the mother of a royal family member, and unfortunately for her, Doria Ragland is finding it out the hard way. According to a new report by Radar Online, the mother of the newly appointed Duchess of Sussex is quite miserable for being silenced by her in-laws, i.e., the members of the British royal family.
As per the report, Ragland has been placed under strict orders from “The Firm” to not speak at all about her only daughter, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. The order demanded Ragland to sign a legal document which dissuades her from speaking about anything related to the new royal and her ongoing life.
And it looks like Ragland is not too happy about being sidelined and shut up like this, and per Radar Online's sources, she's miserable about getting silenced by the British Royal family.
“Doria can’t eat, speak or otherwise open her mouth about Meghan unless she clears it with the Royal family,” a source close to the new Duchess of Sussex explained to the publication. “They’ve silenced her and made her sign a non-disclosure agreement.”
A lot of Ragland's friends back home in LA, who watched the royal wedding unfold on their television screens, tried quite hard to pry even the minutest of details out from the royal's mother, but to no avail.
“Her friends are asking how the wedding was, how the food was, asking how happy Meghan is and all Doria did was shrug her shoulders. She didn’t say a word. It’s so sad. The poor lady looks and feels miserable.”
On the other hand, Markle too is still dealing with the family drama from her father's side, ever since it was found that her father, Thomas Markle, allegedly hit up his now royal daughter for some “cold, hard cash” immediately after the wedding was over.
“Meghan refused,” another source told Radar exclusively. “She didn’t give a reason as to why not, she just said no.”
Recently, it was reported that both Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry would have to undergo the heartbreaking task of returning some of their wedding gifts, which have been estimated to be at a value of £7 million.
"Gifts offered by commercial enterprises in the UK should normally be declined, unless they are offered as a souvenir of an official visit to the enterprises' premises, to mark a royal marriage or other special personal occasions. When gifts are accepted, the consent of the Member of The Royal Family should be contingent upon the enterprise undertaking not to exploit the gift for commercial purposes," according to the royal guidelines.
It also details that, "Gifts offered by private individuals living in the UK not personally known to the Member of the Royal Family should be refused where there are concerns about the propriety or motives of the donor or the gift itself."
Meghan and Harry are not the only royals who had to face the trying situation of having to return unsolicited presents. In the past, even Prince William and wife Kate Middleton had to go through the same ordeal.
As per reports, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have, till date, returned over £30 million, which roughly translates to $53 million, worth of free gifts, with most of these presents surrounding the birth of their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and, most recently, Prince Louis.