For any mother, watching your daughter get married is a pretty special day. But for Doria Ragland there was one moment that reportedly stood out in particular - and it wasn't just seeing Meghan say the words 'I Do'.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding was watched by 11.5 million people all over the world, and the bride’s mother Doria was visibly taken aback by the momentous occasion.
Reflecting on her daughter’s wedding, it seems Doria has one moment in particular that really stood out. Could it be Meghan’s stunning entrance at St George’s Chapel? The special car journey Doria and Meghan shared? Or perhaps seeing Meghan and Harry officially become husband and wife?
Nope! According to new reports, for Doria it was meeting Her Majesty the Queen that really blew her away. While she was of course filled with pride and happiness seeing her daughter so happy, Doria apparently personally felt like meeting the Queen was her highlight from the wedding.
A source told US Weekly: ‘Doria is saying the biggest highlight of the wedding, of course after watching her daughter say ‘I do’ to the man she loves, was meeting the Queen.’
They continued: ‘It would have been extremely intimidating for anyone, but Meghan and Harry really did a marvellous job of preparing her with what to expect.’
Everyone looks happy and relaxed in the official portraits from the wedding
In an effort to make Doria feel at ease about meeting his grandmother, Prince Harry is thought to have told his mother-in-law stories about him as a child with the Queen and explained how much she meant to him.
For Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding Doria wore a pale green dress which complemented the Queen’s dress beautifully and tied in nicely with the flowers and regal backdrop of the pictures.
The day before the wedding Doria is said to have had tea with the Queen and her future son-in-law to ensure that her first interactions did not have to unfold with the rest of the world watching.
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Doria was the only member of Meghan’s family at the ceremony but Prince Harry’s family all made an effort to ensure she was well supported and not too overwhelmed by the media attention.
When leaving the chapel, Prince Charles walked arm-in-arm with Doria and they smiled on the steps together after watching their children say their nuptials.
Doria certainly seems to have settled in to the royal family and maybe she’ll even get to meet the Queen again soon… Another tea date perhaps!