British Royal Family

Doria Ragland arrives in the UK ahead of the birth of her first grandchild

The proud grandmother-to-be is reporting for duty!

By Anita Lyons
The royal baby is almost here and our biggest clue yet has just touched down in the UK!
As the world eagerly awaits the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex' bundle of joy - Duchess Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland, is said to have arrived in Windsor for the impending birth.
According to The Sun, the Friday yoga class that she teaches at a senior citizens' living facility has been cancelled.
"People were informed this week the class would be cancelled as the teacher was away."It didn't take long for tongues to start wagging that perhaps the royal birth was responsible," a source told the publication.
"Doria is a tremendously popular figure and everyone is thrilled for her."
Grandma reporting for duty! Doria Ragland has reportedly landed in the UK. (Source: Getty)
Another source told the same publication: "Like all mums, Doria wants to be there for her daughter at this seismic event in her life."
"She has sometimes worried about being so far away but she is absolutely going to be there for her at the birth. She wants to spend as much time as possible with her first grandchild and has come over for a sustained period of time."
"Meghan also wanted to show off her new house to her mum and the two have been enjoying spending time together."
"Harry adores Doria and is happy to have her around. Meg is understandably apprehensive and wanted her mum with her to calm her," the insider said.
Doria will no doubt be a huge source of support for Meghan and Harry as they enter this exciting next chapter. (Image: Getty)
Baby Sussex will be the first grandchild for Doria, 62, who is extremely close to her daughter.
In a statement previously released by Kensington Palace in October, the social worker shared her reaction to her daughter's pregnancy announcement.
"Ms. Ragland is very happy about this lovely news and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild," the statement read.
Duchess Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry are thrilled to be hosting Doria. (Source: Getty Images)
However the birth is shrouded in secrecy and there has been fevered speculation over how and when the Duchess will actually give birth.
One thing we do know for sure is that the Sussex's will "celebrate privately" as a new family-of-three, before sharing their news with the world.
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby," a statement released from the palace last week confirmed."Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private.
"The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family," the statement concluded.
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