Doria Ragland

American social worker and yoga instructor (born 1956)

Doria Ragland
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Ragland in May 2018
Born
Doria Loyce Ragland

(1956-09-02) September 2, 1956 (age 66)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Southern California (MSW)
Occupation
  • Social worker
Spouse
Thomas Markle Sr.
(m. 1979; div. 1987)
ChildrenMeghan, Duchess of Sussex
FamilyRagland

Doria Loyce Ragland (born September 2, 1956)[1][a] is an American social worker, and former makeup artist and yoga instructor. She is the mother of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

Doria Ragland was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to nurse Jeanette Arnold (1929–2000) and her second husband Alvin Azell Ragland (1929–2011).

Ragland married lighting director Thomas Markle Sr. on December 23, 1979. Their daughter, Meghan, was born in 1981. The couple broke up when their daughter was two years old.[3] Both parents contributed to raising her. They divorced in 1987.[4] Ragland has accompanied Meghan to public events and attended her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry in Berkshire.[5][6]

See also

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  • "(Almost) Straight Outta Compton", a 2016 tabloid article headline about Meghan Markle and her mother's background

Notes

  1. ^ A genealogical blog published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society contains an essay by a staff member that says she was born September 15, 1956.[2]

References

  1. ^ Morton, Andrew (April 17, 2018). Meghan: A Hollywood Princess. Grand Central Publishing. p. PT19. ISBN 978-1-5387-4734-6. Archived from the original on August 5, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  2. ^ Child, Christopher C. (May 18, 2018). "Meghan Markle's maternal family". Vita Brevis. New England Historic Genealogical Society. Archived from the original on May 23, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  3. ^ Tauber, Michelle (February 6, 2019). "The Truth About Meghan Markle's Dad — and the Letter She Wrote Him After the Wedding". People. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  4. ^ Jones, Richard (May 17, 2018). "Thomas Markle Snr: How Meghan Markle's reclusive father helped propel her into the spotlight". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Archived from the original on May 18, 2018. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  5. ^ AOL Staff. "Meghan Markle's mom Doria Ragland seen headed to London amid drama around Meghan's father". aol.com. Archived from the original on May 19, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "What You Need to Know About Meghan Markle's Mother Doria Ragland". Town and Country. May 19, 2018. Archived from the original on May 19, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018.

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