THE QUEEN’S GIFT TO MEGHAN

THE DUCHESS’ MUM HAS BEEN IN­VITED TO JOIN THE ROYAL FAM­ILY FOR CHRIST­MAS

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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.

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