Doria Ragland Biography

Doria Ragland (Doria Loyce Ragland ) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. She is a former makeup artist, business owner, yoga instructor, and former social worker who served in the mental health sector from 2015–2018.

Doria Ragland Age

Doria Loyce Ragland is 62 years old as of 2019. She was born in September 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Doria Ragland Family | Doria Ragland Parents

Ragland was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the U.S. to an African-American family. She is a daughter of Jeanette Arnold (1929–2000) who was a nurse by profession and Alvin Ragland (1929–2011) who was an antique dealer who sold items at flea markets. Ragland has four siblings. Two older maternal half-siblings, Joseph Jr. and Saundra Johnson, and a younger paternal half-brother, Joffrey Ragland.

Doria Ragland Spouse

Ragland married Thomas Markle, a lighting director, on December 23, 1979. The couple has a daughter by the name Rachel Meghan Markle who was born on August 4, 1981. The two later separated and later divorced in 1987.

Doria Ragland Meghan Markle

Doria Ragland is the biological mother of Meghan Markle, the wife of Prince Harry, the member of the royal family.

Doria Ragland Parents

Doria has three siblings. Two older maternal half-siblings, Joseph Jr. and Saundra Johnson, and a younger paternal half-brother, Joffrey Ragland.

Doria Ragland Nationality

Born to an African-American family in Cleveland, Ohio but holds an American nationality.

Doria Ragland Education

He attended the University of Southern California School of Social Work, Fairfax High School.

Doria Ragland Height

  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)

Doria Ragland Images

                                          Doria Ragland Image

Doria Ragland Career

Ragland worked as a make-up artist, where she later met her former husband Thomas Markle while employed at the studio for the television show General Hospital. She later worked as a travel agent and also owned small business, before filing for bankruptcy in the mid-2000s. In 2015. Ragland worked as a social worker for a mental health clinic, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, in Culver City, California, for three years. Ragland resigned from the clinic in May 2018, soon after Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony. Ragland has also worked as a yoga instructor.

Doria Ragland Net Worth

The daughter of Jeanette Arnold, Doria Ragland has an estimated net worth of $900,000.

Doria Ragland House | Doria Ragland Home

                                      Doria Ragland House

Doria Ragland Yoga

Doria Ragland is the Yoga Instructor.

Doria Ragland Oprah

Ragland, Meghan Markle’s mother, spent time hanging out with Oprah during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day.

Doria Ragland Video

Doria Ragland News

Doria Ragland spotted alone in LA while daughter Meghan Markle parties with famous friends at her $300K baby shower

Published: Saturday, Feb 23rd, 2019


Ragland was seen heading out to run errands in Los Angeles on Wednesday during her daughter Meghan Markle’s baby shower
Ragland, who was dressed in black from head-to-toe, was seen carrying a box to her car and then heading back inside to grab a container of food and soup
Ragland is the lone member of Markle’s immediate family who has kept a low profile in the 9 months since the royal wedding
At the same time, a harp, cotton candy machine and thousands of dollars worth of swag were being rolled into The Mark hotel for Markle’s baby shower
It is unclear if Markle plans to meet up with her mother before the birth of her first child, as she is scheduled to travel to Morocco this weekend. There was not a single guest at the shower on Wednesday who had known Markle, 37, for more than a decade

The Duchess of Sussex returned to London on Thursday, having spent a fun-filled five days in New York for her star-studded baby shower. Serena Williams, Amal Clooney, Jessica Mulroney and Abigail Spencer were among the celebrity pals present at The Mark hotel in the Upper East Side, however, there was one key person missing from the festivities – Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.

The 62-year-old stayed put on the west coast of the country, in her home town of Los Angeles, while her daughter was in New York City. However, there’s a good explanation for her absence. According to Harper’s BAZAAR, the lavish NYC baby shower is just the first of two. A smaller gathering has reportedly been scheduled for friends in the UK after Meghan returns from her trip to Morocco this weekend. Doria is set to attend the celebrations in the United Kingdom, reports. Another person who was notably absent from the baby shower celebrations was Meghan’s sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Instead of hitting the Big Apple, it’s been reported that Kate, 37, is actually on a secret ski trip with Prince William and their three children, Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and nine-month-old Prince Louis. William and Kate likely went to their favorite ski resort, the Courchevel in the Troi Vallees in France, a royal source told The Sun.

It is not known if Kate will be attending the second baby shower in the UK. Meghan Markle was feted by her newfound celebrity pals and recent co-stars on Wednesday at a posh baby shower held at The Mark in New York City, while across the country her mother was seen walking alone in Los Angeles.

Photos obtained exclusively by show Doria Ragland heading out to run errands in California around the same time a harp and cotton candy machine was being rolled into The Mark for her daughter’s shower. Ragland, who was dressed in black from head-to-toe, was seen carrying a box to her car and then heading back inside to grab a container of food and some soup as she jumped into her car and drove off just before noon.

It is unclear if Markle plans to meet up with her mother before the birth of her first child with Prince Harry, as she is scheduled to travel to Morocco this weekend before hosting a second, more intimate baby shower in London. Oprah Winfrey scored a coveted invitation to the royal wedding on May 19, which wasn’t too surprising because, well, she’s Oprah. Now, the host is opening up about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day and what really went on when she spent the day hanging out with Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland.

After Winfrey and Ragland hung out, some reports claimed Ragland left “laden” with gifts—and that Oprah was trying to win her over to land an exclusive interview, either with the royal couple or Ragland herself (or both). “The story was that Meghan’s mom had come to my house and she left laden with gifts,” Winfrey explained during an interview with ET Online. “You know what the gifts were? First of all, she’s great at yoga, so I said, ‘Bring your yoga mat and your sneaks in case we just want to do yoga on the lawn.’ So one of the bags was a yoga mat and the other was lunch.”

Doria Ragland News

Mother-of-the-bride Doria Ragland’s looks of love during the royal wedding

Published: May 21, 2018 – 11:41 BST


t may have been Meghan Markle’s big day, but that didn’t stop the world from noticing how wonderful her mother, Doria Ragland, looked when she arrived at St George’s Chapel. The proud mother-of-the-bride turned heads in a stunning dress and matching coat by Oscar de la Renta, which was made in a striking pale green hue. Five months on from the royal wedding, designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia – the co-creative directors of the brand – confessed that the Duchess of Sussex wanted her mum to wear something meaningful to them both. “She wanted to have an American designer represented in the royal wedding because she’s American,” Fernando told Buro Middle East.

No doubt feeling overwhelmed by her surroundings, Doria, 61, was seen welling up as tears filled her eyes when Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, said their vows and were pronounced husband and wife. The proud mum-of-one has since been widely praised on social media for her role in the historic wedding. “The mother of the bride looks beautiful! Was moved by how she stood alone, knowing the world was watching her, strong and composed! Respect to you,” tweeted one fan, while another said: “How I admire Doria Ragland. She’s there all alone – not another friend or child in sight – and has represented her daughter (and America, incidentally!) with 100% dignity and class. Lovely.”

Doria was dressed beautifully in a pale green day coat and dress with white floral embroidery by Oscar de la Renta. Earlier in the day, she broke tradition by accompanying Meghan to the wedding, while Prince Charles walked her daughter down the aisle. Meghan and her mother have a close relationship – with the social worker joining her and Harry at the Invictus Games. In the days leading up to the wedding, Doria was introduced to Prince Charles and the rest of the royal family, including the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at a private meeting which took place at Buckingham Palace.

Categories: People