Meghan Markle doesn't have a big family, and as we all know, her father probably won't be in the running for world's best parent any time soon. But she's close with her mother, Doria Ragland — and according to reports, the two might get even closer.
Depending how trustworthy you find tabloids, there is growing evidence that Ragland is preparing to move to London to be closer to Meghan, her only child. According to Express, she's "beside herself with excitement" about the move, which will reportedly happen next month.
"She is getting ready to move to London. I think she will be going as soon as possible," a friend of Ragland's, who of course could not be named, apparently told Express. "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."
Another source told the paper that Meghan and her mother are "inseparable."
It's not impossible that a move might be coming: Ragland, 61, quit her job at an L.A. mental health clinic in May. She was a social worker focusing on geriatric patients, and also taught yoga on the side.
Of course, some people see the news about Meghan's mom as a precursor to Meghan and Harry becoming parents themselves. "Following rumours that Meghan and Harry will start a family of their own in the near future, it makes sense that Ragland would want to be much nearer her daughter," Harper's Bazaar wrote. (Not to add to that speculation, or anything, but this might be a good time to point out that when they first got engaged and a BBC reporter asked them if they planned to have children, Harry said, "Of course.")
In an essay published in Glamour last summer, Meghan cited her mother as one of the women who changed her life. She praised her mother's "life-long sensitivity to nurturing and caregiving" as well as her "free spirit."
"We can just have so much fun together, and yet, I'll still find so much solace in her support," she wrote. "That duality coexists the same way it would in a best friend."
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