Doria Ragland arrives for the wedding ceremony of Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read GARETH FULLER/AFP/Getty Images)

As Meghan Markle’s sole representative of her bloodline – her mother Doria Ragland – sat alone in the pews of Windsor Castle, the world watched on. In this extraordinary moment, Ragland, 61, was the epitome of grace as she watched her daughter enter the Royal family. On the opposite side of the aisle was an empty seat, the one where Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, would have sat.

In Oscar de la Renta, no doubt a gift from her daughter much the same as the day before’s Burberry, Ragland was understandably emotional. Her hands were neatly placed in her lap as she nodded her head and gently smiled. It was obvious where Markle got her beauty and poise from. The pair share an incredibly close bond.

Meghan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland takes her seat in St George’s Chapel for the wedding ceremony of Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT – Meghan Markle (R) and her mother, Doria Ragland, arrive for her wedding ceremony to marry Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Walking outside with the Prince Of Wales, Charles, Ragland stood at the steps of Windsor Castle and waved goodbye to her daughter who was now in the Royal Chariot for a spin around Windsor. Ragland has never given an interview to the media – some are predicting she will with Oprah – and thus so many questions surfaced: Who was this beautiful woman?

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 19: Doria Ragland, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall after the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Jane Barlow – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 19: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Doria Ragland, mother of the bride, depar after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Owen Humphreys – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Doria Ragland attends the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George’s Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle’s Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Ragland, a social worker and yoga teacher, was born in 1956 in Ohio. In her earlier years, she worked as a make-up artist on a film set where she met and later married Markle’s father, set lighting director Thomas, in 1979. They divorced nine years later. Ragland currently still resides in Los Angeles. It is beleived her daughter helped fund Ragland’s yoga degree, her “lifelong dream”.

So what will the mother of the newest Duchess do next? In the past, The Queen has invited new members of the Royal Family to social events (Kate Middleton’s parents, Carole and Michael, have attended numerous Royal festivities). Ragland did not attend Prince Charles’ 70th birthday overnight.

Many Royal watchers have predicted Ragland will return to her quiet life in Los Angeles and travel back-and-forth to the U.K. to visit her daughter. She will remain a firm support to Markle as she navigates her life.

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