The Queen has already given her approval to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s impending nuptials, but there’s another woman whose blessing also holds considerable weight for the loved-up couple.
Based on these photos taken at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games last week, it’s clear Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland wholeheartedly supports the couple’s marriage.
In fact, Woman’s Day can reveal she’s so thrilled about their engagement, she’s moving to London along with Meghan!
“Doria is part of the package,” discloses an insider.
“Meghan can’t imagine not having her mum close by, and she wants her to experience royal life and the adventure she’s about to embark on. They’re very close.”
Harry’s decision to fly Doria from LA to Toronto last week, so she could enjoy the crescendo of the Invictus Games, speaks volumes about his devotion to Meghan, 36.
As the trio watched performances by Bryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen in their VIP box, the interactions between Harry and his future mother-in-law showed an easy and genuine rapport.
The 33-year-old royal is trying to rent Doria a guest suite at Kensington Palace. But if that doesn’t work out, he’s offered to get her an apartment around the corner.
“Harry is crazy about Meghan and would do anything for her,” the insider says.
“Besides, he gets on great with her mum and thinks it can only enhance his relationship with Meghan if she has her mother nearby.”
Meanwhile, the Markles have more reason to celebrate.
Along with a royal wedding in the works - the family are expecting a baby!
Woman’s Day can exclusively reveal that her half-brother Thomas Markle Jr is expecting a baby with his fiancee Darlene Blount next year.
For the full story on the London move and how Meghan will be involved in her brother's baby's life, be sure to grab a copy of our new issue!
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