Meghan Markle’s mum in an emergency trip to UK after public uproar over Thomas’s comments
MEGHAN MARKLE’s mother, Doria Ragland, made an emergency trip to the UK over the summer to comfort her daughter amid the uproar caused by Thomas Markle, it has been claimed.
Mr Markle is believed to have caused the Duchess of Sussex great distress after a series of media interviews since the Royal Wedding in which he criticised the Royal Family and his son-in-law, Prince Harry.
The unexpected visit by Ms Ragland, which is thought to have taken place in July, is said to have seen the American stay with her daughter and Prince Harry at their home in Oxfordshire.
A source told the Mail on Sunday: “The visit was totally under the radar.
“Doria supported Meghan throughout a lot of the ordeal with Thomas.”
Mr Markle has conducted a number of TV and newspaper interviews since the Royal Wedding and also caused outrage when it was revealed he had stage paparazzi shots in the lead up to the special day.
In one explosive interview with the Mail on Sunday about the Royal Family, he said: “They have Meghan treating her father in a way that Harry’s mother Princess Diana would have loathed. That’s not what Diana stood for.
“Princess Diana is credited with changing the Royal Family but she wasn’t perfect.
“She was still very much one of them.”
He added: “Perhaps it would be easier for Meghan if I died.”
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman told Express co uk they would not comment on Mr Markle’s remarks.
The revelations of the secret trip by Ms Ragland come after the Express revealed last month the Duchess’ mum may be considering a permanent move to the UK.
She is said to be “beside herself with excitement” at the prospect of becoming neighbours of Harry and Meghan.
A close friend in LA told the Express: “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 hasn’t been staying at her house for a while now.
“She has only visited the house very occasionally and when she is there she has had a security guard with her.
“He has been with her since about November.
“She is fiercely loyal to Meghan and would never betray her like the rest of them. They are so close.
“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.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK