Meghan Markle's Mother Doria Ragland Looks 'Royal' at Archie's Christening

Meghan Markle’s former social worker mother, Doria Ragland, wore a pretty peach suit for her grandson, Archie’s christening ceremony.

Doria Ragland was in attendance at the christening ceremony of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor which held on July 6. The event was a private one, and it took place at the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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Tonight, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the first of a two game series of the Major League Baseball #LondonSeries, in support of @WeAreInvictusGames. Tonight’s highly anticipated game between the #Yankees and #RedSox took place at London stadium, Olympic Park. The @WeAreInvictusGames, of which His Royal Highness is Founding Patron, has been selected as charity partner for the @MLB 2019 series. The Invictus Games Foundation is the international charity that oversees the development of the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed service personnel and veterans participate. It celebrates the power of sport in recovery and how it can help, physically or psychologically, those suffering from injuries or illness. The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’ - it embodies the fighting spirit of the competitors. As part of the partnership, the Invictus Games Foundation have a team participating in London’s #Softball60, the social softball series built for the city and targeted to introduce the sport to new audiences and demonstrate that it is an inclusive sport. On this #ArmedForcesDay, tonight’s event was also a chance for Their Royal Highnesses to shine a light on the men and women here in the UK and around the world who have sacrificed so much for their country. Discover more about the Invictus Games Foundation through the link in our bio. Photo credit: PA

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Via their official Instagram profile, @sussexroyal, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared a few photos taken to commemorate the special event with the public. It is in one of the pictures that fans got to appreciate Doria, Meghan Markle's mother’s elegant ensemble.

The 62-year-old stood beside Prince Charles in the stunning official christening portrait. For the special occasion, Doria wore a peach coloured coat dress, and a matching hat.

In the picture, only the top half of Doria is visible, but that didn't lessen the stylish air she had about her.

It is not the first time Doria will be making an appearance at a royal event like this one. Even before her daughter's marriage to Prince Harry, she notably accompanied Meghan to high-end occasions like the Invictus Games and the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women.

The former social worker has always made a highly respected presence at such occasions not only because of her status but because of her chic fashion choices.

Her appearance at Archie's christening was indeed befitting of royalty as she brought the stylish look to perfection by keeping the accessories to a minimum. The only ones obvious were a pair of small gold hoops and a statement gold brooch attached to her coat.


Doria was not the only one who made a stunning appearance in the portrait. Her daughter looked very beautiful in a white floor-length white Dior dress and matching hat.

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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal

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The proximity of the mother-daughter duo in the same picture made the striking resemblance between them quite distinct. Since she became a part of the British royalty, Meghan Markle has always made sure that her mother is present at significant family events.

Markle's thoughtfulness is indeed charming and is perhaps one reason fans are always on the lookout for Doria at such occasions.

Other notable appearances in Archie's official christening portrait were Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, plus Harry and William's late mother Princess Diana's sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale. 

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