Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland is 'taking babycare classes in the US': Reports

Doria Ragland is reportedly planning to cross the Atlantic and so she can be closer to her daughter, and in future, to her grandchildren.

                            Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland is 'taking babycare classes in the US': Reports
Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland (Source:Getty Images)

Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, has been up to something and that something is too cute to handle. The mother of Duchess of Sussex has reportedly been taking baby-care classes near her home in California. Daily Mail reports that the 62-year-old has also been learning some 'vital nannying skills, such as first aid from specialist coaches in LA, where she lives.'

This piece of news comes amidst claims of her planning to cross the Atlantic and move to the royal couple so she can be closer to her daughter, and in future, to her grandkids, if any. 

The Daily Star Sunday reported that the Ohio-born former social worker is being trained by two coaches at a time at the Cradle Company in Pasadena, Los Angeles. "Two of the teachers, Brandi and Hannah, are training Doria at her home half an hour away to avoid attracting unwanted attention. Meghan wants to avoid hiring staff if possible once her first child arrives. The thought of having her mum move in with them and take on the role of the baby nurse is the best possible solution to that. Even more so, because it's something Doria has always wanted to do anyway."


Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Ragland leave Cliveden House Hotel as they make their way to St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Source:Getty Images)


"She already specializes in prenatal yoga. She's learned everything from breastfeeding and lactation consultancy, basic baby care, CPR and first aid. The course also covers sleep training for later on, weaning and helping the new mother with her recovery' a source told the paper."

Ragland, who was not just the only parent, but also the only member of the bride's family to have attended her royal wedding back in May, is 'extremely close' to her 37-year-old daughter. She may even move in with her, and her husband, Prince Harry, 34. Ragland is believed to have already visited them in their 'safe haven' cottage in Great Tew, Oxfordshire earlier this summer.


Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Source:Getty Images)


Having quit her job as a social worker for the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services clinic in Culver City, Los Angeles, back in May, Ragland has already started preparing for her move to London. A close friend of hers from LA previously said: "She is getting ready to move to London. I think she will be going as soon as possible. I know that she was eager to live closer to her daughter. She also fell in love with England and told me when she got back that it’s somewhere she believes she too could happily live."

Another neighbor added: "Doria and Meghan have always been inseparable. Doria is beside herself with excitement at the thought of moving to London." As for Meghan's own plans about having children, her friend and former agent Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne had shared just a day before the royal wedding that Meghan told her she's 'absolutely love to have children' and that she 'can't wait to be a mother.'

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