MEGHAN Markle's mum Doria Ragland is said to be following in her daughter's footsteps and moving to the UK.

The former actress quit her job and moved to Britain to be with her new husband Prince Harry, and it's thought her mum is following suit, The Sun reports.

Doria was the only member of Meghan's family present at her wedding to Prince Harry, after her father Thomas Markle Snr pulled out at the last minute.

Doria, 61, is said to be making the move to be closer her only child, Meghan.

The Express has claimed Doria is set to make her home in London, close to where the royal couple live in the grounds of Kensington Palace.

They added Doria quit her job as a social worker for the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services clinic in May in preparation for the move.

It's thought she could relocate as early as next month, in time to celebrate her 62nd birthday with her daughter.

And fuelling speculation she was getting ready for a transition, sources claim Doria now has her own security guard.

The Express quoted an unnamed source from LA, who 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 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."

Referencing Meghan's other family, including her half-sister Samantha and father Thomas Markle, Meghan is believed to have distanced herself from them after they gave a series of interviews about Meghan.

Doria is said to have wowed the royal family when she visited England for the royal wedding, and likewise was impressed by her daughter’s in-laws. Picture: Getty Images
Doria is said to have wowed the royal family when she visited England for the royal wedding, and likewise was impressed by her daughter’s in-laws. Picture: Getty Images

The source added: "She [Doria] also fell in love with England and told me when she got back that it's somewhere she believes she too could happily live.

"I think this has been coming for a while.

"Even before the wedding she told me how she misses her Megs so much she would do anything to be closer to her, especially now Meghan will be starting a family of her own."

Doria is also said to have been impressed by the royal family, including the Queen, when she met them during her trip to the UK for Meghan's wedding.

Currently she lives in the aptly named Windsor Hills area of LA, where Meghan was raised.

This article originally appeared on the The Sun and has been republished with permission.


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