Doria Ragland is Meghan Markle’s double on unearthed marriage ceremony photographs


July 20, 2021 – 10:28 BST

Rachel Avery

Meghan Markle‘s parents Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle Married in 1979 – and their bohemian wedding day was nothing like a traditional royal wedding.

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The post on Sunday reported the details of her relaxed boho wedding, including the bride and groom’s clothes and where they decided to say “yes”.

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Her choice fell on the Temple of the Self-Realization Fellowship on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

The bride opted for a white buttoned shirt and skirt combo and placed pretty white flowers in her hair – all in all, she looked beautifully boho.

Doria was 23 at the time, and she looked fresh in the candid photos The Mail received – and she looks so much like daughter Meghan.

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Thomas also kept his look on the smart / casual side with a tweed-look blazer, orange shirt and dark tie.

The Duchess of Sussex’s uncle Joseph Johnson spoke to the publication to reveal, “It was a beautiful wedding, but not conventional at all.”

Their daughter Meghan was born two years after they got married, but the couple divorced when Meghan was six.


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In the Channel 5 documentary, Thomas Markle: My Story, Meghan’s dad spoke about his marriage and said, “It went well for a while, but I wasn’t home enough. Doria also had other interests that time did not make me happy.

“So first she wanted to go back to town and that happened. Then we got divorced.”

Thomas was also married to another woman named Rosalyn before Doria lasted from 1964 to 1975.


Meghan Markle’s mother lives less than two hours from her parents’ home

At that now famous moment, Doria was sitting alone at Meghan Markle’s royal wedding to Prince Harry and we wonder if she even compared that to her very different boho wedding in the seventies.

One person’s mother, Doria, is believed to be now single, and she currently lives in a house in the View Park-Windsor Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. It’s just under a two-hour drive from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s huge Montecito villa, so we’re sure grandmother will get lots of visits from her grandchildren Archie and Lilibet.

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