Queen invites Meghan Markle's mum to royal family's Christmas celebrations

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Queen invites Meghan's mum to spend Christmas with the royal family

The Middletons have spent Christmas with the royal family but resided in the neighboring country house Anmer Hall instead.

Sources say the Monarch has made the "very thoughtful gesture" towards Ragland because she respects her so much.

Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly invited Doria Ragland over to Great Britain for Christmas.

Kate's family have never been asked to join the royals at the queen's private home and have only attended the morning church service with the family - so Doria will be the first non-royal to spend the day at the estate, Glamour writes.

As a new senior member of the royal family, Meghan, along with her husband and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, would not usually be expected to vote.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace has so far declined to comment.

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Following weeks of drama surrounding Meghan's father Thomas Markle and her extended and estranged family members in the US, Doria was praised for her composed and graceful appearance at the royal wedding.

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".

Eager to impress, Meghan, 37, arrived to their January 2017 meeting at Kensington Palace armed with a present in honor of Kate's recent birthday.

Doria introduced herself to guests on the day as "Meg's mom".

Meghan and her mum, Doria Ragland, are said to have a close relationship.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's first holiday as a married couple is sure to be a memorable one.

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