MEGHAN Markle’s mother Doria Ragland has been pictured teaching yoga classes in her native Los Angles after snubbing an invitation to spend Christmas at Sandringham with her pregnant daughter – and the Queen.
The divorced 62-year-old was seen dressed casually in a white top and navy blue trousers with a sweater tied around her waist days after declining an invite to the Queen’s Norfolk residence to be with the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry over the festive season. Heading to the yoga studio, she got out of her car which had a sassy bumper sticker on it that read: “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Ms Ragland opted for the California sunshine over Christmas with the royal family in Britain in a move that saw her become one of very few people turn down an extremely rare invitation from the Monarch. A royal source told Vanity Fair that Ms Ragland turned down the offer earlier this week after it was issued because the Queen was so “impressed” with the single mother’s behaviour at the Duke an Duchess of Sussex’s royal wedding in May.
Ms Ragland was the only member of 37-year-old Meghan’s family to get an invitation.
Her father, 74-year-old Thomas Markle Snr, who was exposed for his part in selling fake photos to the paparazzi for eye-watering sums of cash three days before the wedding, was not invited.
Meghan’s half-sister Samantha who frequently attacks the royal on Twitter and who randomly showed up at Kensington Palace to confront her sister, was also not invited.
But neither were the Duchess of Cambridge’s family – the Middletons – invited, which is in keeping with royal protocol.
Though Michael and Carol Middleton, Kate’s mother and father, will join the royal family and their daughter at church on Christmas morning but opted to stay at nearby Anmer Hall rather than Sandringham itself.
Kate and Meghan will be spending Christmas together with their husbands and the rest of the royal clan over the festive season, despite talks of a feud between the pair which was said to have kicked off earlier in the year during Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting for the royal wedding in Windsor.
Royal fans hope time together will see the pair iron out their differences.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK