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Queen 'asks Meghan Markle mother Doria to Christmas at Sandringham'

Queen 'asks Meghan Markle mother Doria to Christmas at Sandringham'

The House Of Windsor have previously arranged for the Duchess Of Cambridge's family to join them at church on Christmas morning but they did not stay at Sandringham.

Doria Ragland, 62, reportedly impressed senior royals with her demeanour at the wedding of her daughter and Prince Harry. In light of all the pre-wedding drama caused by Meghan Markle's father, Doria was poised, collected, and there for Meghan (as the mother of the bride should be).

When the royal baby news was revealed in October, the grandmother-to-be was said to be "very happy about the lovely news" and looking forward "to welcoming her first grandchild", according to a statement from Kensington Palace. The Daily Mail reports that Queen Elizabeth has invited Meghan Markle's mother to spend Christmas with the royals this year, an offer that hasn't been extended to Kate Middleton's family before.

And now the social worker looks set to attend Christmas celebrations at Sandringham after the Queen invited her to stay.

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He later said he had apologised to both Harry and Meghan and denied staging the shots for money, insisting they were taken in a bid to "change his image".

In addition to being her first as a royal, the holiday will also be Markle's first as an expectant mother, as the Duchess of Sussex is now pregnant with her first child with Harry.

Kate Middleton's mother Carol Middleton reportedly felt snubbed.

Also on Christmas Eve, William and Harry are usually on hand to play a charity soccer match on the estate, which is followed by dinner.