Us Weekly: Doria Ragland ‘continues to live with Meghan, Harry & Archie’

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Much of what American gossip outlets write is basically educated guesswork. In this case, with this Us Weekly story, I think this is guesswork based on some stuff we already know. Us Weekly claims Doria Ragland has been living with Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie in (you guessed it!) Tyler Perry’s mansion. You know why I think this is actually a really good guess? Because if Doria was staying in her home in LA, she would have been photographed by the paparazzi sent to LA specifically by the British media. I believe the Daily Mail especially has a few photographers on-call in LA to track Meghan, Harry and Doria’s movements. The fact that there have been no paparazzi photos of Doria tells me that Doria probably hasn’t been staying in her home for a few months.

Grandma duty! Doria Ragland has been spending time with Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and their 14-month-old son, Archie, while they’re living in Los Angeles.

“Doria Ragland continues to live with Meghan, Harry and Archie,” a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. “This has been the most time she has spent with her grandson since he was born.”

Not only does the Ohio native, 63, “get up in the morning and read to him,” but she and the Suits alum, 38, have been making the little one’s “all-organic” food together. Markle and the former military pilot, 35, welcomed their baby boy in May 2019. Two months later, another insider exclusively told Us that Ragland was “a big help with the baby and the life adjustment.”

Harry also eased the actress’ transition to motherhood, the source added in July 2019, explaining, “[He] has been amazing and is a real hands-on coparent.”

[From Us Weekly]

“This has been the most time she has spent with her grandson since he was born” - I mean, I would suspect that Meghan, Harry and Doria have all been surprised by just how much time they’ve had to spend with Archie. Doria must love having all of this time with her grandson, if she is in fact staying with the Sussexes. And Harry must love having all of this time with Meghan and Doria. It’s really kind of strange that we’re supposed to praise Prince William’s close relationship with his mother-in-law Carole – especially since there’s lots of evidence that Carole lived with the Cambridges for years too – but I bet we’re supposed to buy that Harry’s relationship with Doria is somehow suspicious, or a sign of weakness in Harry. Check back when there’s some evidence of Harry “resting his head” in Doria’s lap.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    Hope they’re having a blast!

  2. Noki says:

    They would have some nerve to say anything, just how many of Royals are in that Kensington compound ?

  3. Noodle says:

    I love the strong mother-daughter bond they share. They both seem like such lovely and loving people. With my two oldest children, my mom was such a tremendous help to us, and I am so thankful to have had that. Traditionally, women have always stepped up for each other when babies are born. Whether it’s grandmas, aunties, moms or just good friends, it’s lovely when more experienced folks come together to help new moms.

    • bettyrose says:

      I think they do have a really strong bond, but if you’re living in a sprawling Beverly Hills estate during an unprecedented global pandemic, like inviting your mom is kinda the right thing to do? And Doria probably has her own guest house or wing, with plenty of personal space. There’d be more of a story here if this weren’t happening.

      • Noodle says:

        The space would really make it for me. I can’t imagine having my parents live with us right now, in our mid-size home. If I had a large estate where they could have their own bathroom, space and privacy, I would go for it.

      • Poisonella says:

        I think she’s so lucky to have her Mom with her- why is this news?

    • bettyrose says:

      No question. Even the closest of families needs to be realistic about sharing space for long periods, but a spacious estate is a whole different story.

  4. BayTampaBay says:

    “but she and the Suits alum, 38, have been making the little one’s “all-organic” food together. ”

    What is all this hype about organic food? To me, all this means is that you went to the grocery store, bought fresh ingredients and are cooking from scratch. This type of comments ranks right up there with the “floating yoga floor”.

    • kelleybelle says:

      It’s all fabricated because like all the rest of the press, US knows nothing. And I fail to see how this concerns anyone, Doria living with them. No one’s business. US is no better than the other gutter press.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I recall the same story about Top CEO and George – about how she and Pippa would make organic baby food with their own fair hands.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      @BTB it’s meant to remind all the Fail readers of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, which is as close to California as the majority of them will get. Typical lower middle class coded bullshit: organic=liberal American=stoner.

      • Enny says:

        I wonder how different Spicoli would have been if he’d just had “organic” “hand-made” baby food! 🙄 Such crunchy granolas the Sussexes must be! Like parents around the world don’t do exactly the same thing for their babies first solids without it being a global news story!

    • notasugarhere says:

      Are you forgetting Charles’s and the organic Duchy Originals?

      • Enny says:

        No! Of course not! I’m pointing out the hypocrisy. Feeding babies organic, homemade food is hardly revolutionary or bougie. People all over the world do it. They’re trying to paint her as haughty, entitled, “regular food isn’t good enough for my baby,” when large swathes of the world (especially in rural areas) eat mostly organic, often self-grown – they just call it “food” not “organic food.” And yes, organic agriculture is highly prized in Harry’s own family, which makes it doubly ridiculous. She’s not feeding Archie this way because she’s “Hollywood” but that’s the message we’re supposed to get.

  5. janey jane says:

    If I went through what she did and I had a good relationship with my mom, I would want nothing more than to have her living with me and my family during the pandemic…this just makes sense.

  6. grabbyhands says:

    God, her mother is just stunning.

    That’s all I got.

    • Anners says:

      That’s my first thought every time I see photos of Doria – she just radiates from the inside out.

      And if I were in the middle of a pandemic (especially with a brand new baby) and my mum lived alone, I 100% would have her move in with me.

    • Roberta says:

      So true! The other thought I have is that I love and want this blue coat.

  7. aquarius64 says:

    With in laws Harry has a MIL who is not out to see what she can get from her daughter’s royal marriage. Doria is discreet and probably knows what happened in Sussexit but not running to the press. Harry most likely appreciates her loyalty given the Markle mutts. William’s Middleton kin may know how to act but they are the modern Boleyns – marriage for social advancement. William has to throw houses and maybe money at them (Party Pieces bailout?) to keep them in line. When the Markles saw that they expected the same from Harry therefore the collusion with the Fail and others when they didn’t get it.

    • bettyrose says:

      She is beyond discreet. It’s amazing how little we really know about Doria and her comings and goings. There’s zero comparison to Carole, who is salivating over becoming the Queen Mum someday.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      @Aquarius64 Didn’t Penis with Teeth pay for their driveway and some sort of shrubbery as well? Or am I condensing a load of Middleton/Wales rumours into one?

      • notasugarhere says:

        A large section of drive at KP was repaved, but that was for all the staff and everyone living on that side of the compound.

        W&K did demand the installation of two massive rows of yew trees. It was to block anyone watching how often they sneak off in the helicopter and it isn’t related to work. You used to be able to see who was coming in and out of the copter. After a few years, with the massive hedge, you’ll only be able to see a helicopter coming in or leaving. But you won’t be able to see it at ground level.

  8. MaryContrary says:

    I would love to have my parents living with me right now. That’s one of the hardest things about the pandemic-we live on opposite coasts and they’re in great health-but in their 80s. If I start wondering when I’m going to get to see them again I cry.

  9. Minal says:

    Doria has more class and elegance in her little finger than the entire royal family combined. That’s all.

  10. Ginger says:

    It would be nice if she stayed with them considering she is very close to Meghan and Harry. Doria has been very loyal and discreet during all of this.

    • bettyrose says:

      As I said above, when you’re living on a spacious estate, you don’t leave your mom alone amidst a global pandemic, but these two seem to have an enviable mother-daughter bond, so yeah why wouldn’t she be with them?

  11. Becks1 says:

    The difference between Doria/Meghan/Harry and Carole/William/Kate is that Doria does not depend on Meghan or Harry for her value in the world. She loves Meghan and I think she loves Harry (and certainly must realize how much Harry loves her daughter), but they don’t define her. At this point, Carole is defined by her daughter and her value is that she is the grandmother of the future king. That’s what makes one seem more “off” than the other.

    Anyway, I’m sure Doria is staying with them – not just to see Archie, but from a security perspective as well. I would not be surprised if there were some threats against Doria or photogs camped outside her house, etc. So it probably just makes sense to have her with them and well-protected.

    • Nic919 says:

      Also the taxpayers providing security upgrades to the Middleton home and Carole living at KP, which is another tax payer building. That’s the difference. Doria has cost the UK taxpayers zero dollars and has not tried to promote herself or her business through her son in law’s royal connections. Of all the in laws, she has been the most discreet and respectful. But of course The media needs to spin it negatively.

    • liz says:

      ALL OF THIS! And during this pandemic, I know a number of families that have a grandparent living with them (or who are living with a grandparent), simply so that person isn’t entirely alone, even though all of the adults involved have complete lives. Friends of mine are college professors who brought one of their widowed fathers to stay with them, simply so he wouldn’t be living alone. The house in LA has plenty of space for Doria to stay with them comfortably. It makes complete sense.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      @Becks1 That’s so beautifully put. Mrs Bennett is so consumed with social climbing and avarice. She’s rapacious: she wants what SHE considers is best for her children and lives through them. How many accounts of her absolutely horrible nature have there been? Of the way in which she treats staff?
      And then we see Doria, who has never complained, never thrown her weight around, never spoken out or compromised her or her daughter’s integrity in any way. She’s just so DIGNIFIED. What a role model for young people (and mothers in law everywhere) she is.

      • Nic919 says:

        We also see the exemplification of the white privilege Carole Middleton has when compared to Doria.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I could also see Doria as backup when Harry and Meghan are working. My guess is the nanny was a UK citizen and may not have moved with them to Canada and subsequently to California.

    • bettyrose says:

      It’s crazy that this is even a story. Happy, functional family shelters in place together.

  12. CAP N' CRUNCH says:

    I think it’s true. A paparazzi spotted her walking with her dogs in Beverly Hills last week.

  13. Kayleigh says:

    Beautiful family, I have nothing but nice things to say about these ladies.

  14. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Much as I adore Meghan, I think I adore Doria even more – she’s such a radiant, beautiful, dignified soul who seems to radiate light. Goodness, Harry got lucky – an exceptionally good, intelligent, beautiful, kind and self-assured wife and a mother in law who’s *not* Carole Middleton…

    • MA says:

      Also the type of work she does as a social worker who also works with the elderly, the type of cross-cultural and charitable experiences she raised Meghan with, that she took care of her ex husband’s own mother … she is a much better person and she has more class, culture, compassion, and has added more value to society than that trashy royal family combined

  15. Charfromdarock says:

    It would make sense. I’m sure Meghan has missed her Mom the past couple of years. Almost everyone I know, their Mom or sister or Aunt will move in with them for a period after having a baby.

    I’m sure being faced with the prospect of staying apart for the lockdown or together, it was an easy choice for all of them. Besides, TYLER PERRY’s mansion has lots of room. They aren’t sharing a studio apartment.

    As soon as we could double bubble and after a 14 day quarantine, I basically moved in with my parents. They live in a rural area, there is a lot more space and quiet here than at my house in the middle of the city.

  16. Anne Call says:

    I actually hope that both of them are close to their mother in laws especially since they don’t have a mother. When you have children, I’m sure the loss of their parent becomes even more pronounced and painful.

  17. SJR says:

    If they all get along, why not live together?
    I am sure the house would be plenty roomy. :)

  18. Mariane says:

    I knew Doria was living with them. They clearly came to the US before lockdown to be with her.

    Archie will become a self made millionaire from suing these tabloids/paparazzi. USweekly crossed a line by publishing that drone footage of Doria with Archie.
    I urge everyone especially sussexsquad members to NOT re share it on socialmedia. This might be the case which byline reported about.
    LA has a tough privacy laws especially when it comes to protecting celebrity kids. I cant believe the magazine thought it’s ok to publish that intrusive picture+not cover Archie’s face!!! I hope they win millions in compensation+the photographers get a fine.

  19. L4frimaire says:

    What exactly are we supposed to do with this information? I don’t get it. Saw some Meghan haters on twitter were posting a pap pic of Archie with Doria with a bunch of vile comments. They really stalk the Sussexes way more than their fans, but why. What exactly do they expect to gain from knowing they are going about they’re business in LA? Like someone please make it make sense.