THE QUEEN’S GIFT TO MEGHAN
THE DUCHESS’ MUM HAS BEEN INVITED TO JOIN THE ROYAL FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS
IN A MOVE SET TO BREAK ROYAL protocol, the Queen has reportedly invited Duchess Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, to spend Christmas Day at her country estate in Norfolk along with the rest of the royal family – including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“It’s a mark of the Queen’s respect for Meghan and an acknowledgement that she doesn’t have any other relations in the country – unlike Kate, who has the support of a very close family,” a source told the UK’S Daily Express on Nov. 5.
While Kate’s family has spent Christmas Day with the royals in the past, they’ve never stayed at the same estate as the Queen.
News of the Queen’s rare offering comes as Ragland prepares to make a permanent move to Britain to be closer to her pregnant daughter, who is due to give birth to her first child in April next year. •
Meghan and her mum attend the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in 2017.