Meghan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland breaks silence in first interview – Hollywood Life +2023

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Doria Ragland has disappeared from public view since her daughter’s relationship Prince Harry started. In her first interview Meghan Markles Mom speaks openly about the couple’s relationship and how it changed her life. “The last 5 years have been challenging,” admits the 66-year-old in the second episode Harry & Megan documentations. “I’m ready for my voice to be heard, that’s for sure.”

Doria remembers when Meghan told her she was dating Prince Harry. They spoke on the phone and Meghan whispered to her: “Mom, I’m going out with Prince Harry.” At the time, Meghan told Doria that she couldn’t tell anyone.

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Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland in 2018. (MEGA)

Doria also remembers the moment she first met Prince Harry. “You know, he was about five six, a handsome man with red hair. Really great manners. He was just really nice. And they looked really happy together. Yeah, like he’s the one,” says Doria.

When Prince Harry and Meghan’s relationship was officially announced, everything changed. “I said to her, I remember very clearly that this is about racing,” explains Doria. “And Meg said, ‘Mom, I don’t want to hear that.’ And I said, ‘You might not want to hear it, but that’s what comes down the pike.’”

Meghan admits she “didn’t think about the role of race at the time.” Prince Harry notes that within a week of their relationship going public, the first story was about Meghan being “straight from Compton.”

Royal family protocol was to say nothing and just ignore it. “But whyWhat people need to understand, for a large part of the family, is that whatever she went through, they went through,” said Prince Harry. “So it was almost like a rite of passage. Some family members said, “But my wife had to go through it. So why should your girlfriend be treated any differently? Why should you submit to special treatment? Why should she be protected?’ And I said, ‘The difference here is the racing element.’”

Prince Harry addressed this in a “racist undercurrent of articles and headlines” aimed at Meghan public comment He posts 8 days after their relationship went public. In his statement, Harry said he was “concerned” for Meghan’s safety and “deeply disappointed that he was unable to protect her”.

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Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland on Harry and Meghan’s wedding day. (Message Licensing/ MEGA)

Doria admits she felt very “unsafe” because of the paparazzi who were constantly following her. “There was always someone waiting for me and following me to work. I was followed by the paparazzi,” she says.

Meghan’s mother has stood by her daughter through ups and downs. Notably, on Meghan and Harry’s wedding day, Doria drove to Windsor Castle with Meghan in the car instead of Meghan’s father. Thomas Merkle. Doria says she was “absolutely stunned” that Thomas staged photos with paparazzi for cash ahead of the royal wedding.

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