Meghan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland reveals she instantly knew Prince Harry was ‘The One’ for her daughter because of his good manners, red hair and handsome looks
Meghan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland has revealed she instantly knew Prince Harry was ‘The One’ for her daughter from their first meeting.
Appearing in the couple’s new bombshell Netflix series, the yoga instructor, 66, from LA, revealed that she’s ‘ready for her voice to be heard’ after a ‘challenging’ five years.
Speaking straight to camera, the mother was quizzed by producers about the first time her daughter told her about her new royal romance back in 2016.
Recalling their phone conversation, Doria says Meghan – who was starring as Rachel Zane in Suits at the time – whispered: ‘Mommy, I’m going out with Prince Harry.’
Doria Ragland has spoken about her daughter relationship with Prince Harry for the first time in their new Netflix documentary
Doria said: ‘I started whispering [and said] “oh my god!”
During that first phone call, Meghan told her mother that she needed to keep her relationship a secret.
The mother explained: ‘From the beginning, it was very sort of… nobody could know.’
Doria then went on to share her first impressions of her son-in-law – but didn’t reveal where or when the meeting took place.
Doria said the couple looked ‘really happy together’ the first time she met Prince Harry in 2016 – which led her to believe he was ‘The One’ for her daughter
She continued: ‘He was this 6’1 handsome man with red hair, [he had] great manners. He was just really nice. They look really happy together.
‘He was The One.’
Buckingham Palace will be braced for the worst after two trailers revealed the couple will claim they had no protection from royal officials and that aides actively leaked and ‘planted stories’ against them as part of a ‘dirty game’.
King Charles and Prince William are poised to issue a ‘swift and robust’ response to any unjust claims in Harry and Meghan’s Netflix series – but William and his wife Kate are not likely to watch it themselves, sources said.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have already made a number of claims in two trailers released by Netflix
The first three episodes in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix series landed today
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have already made a number of claims in two trailers released by Netflix in recent days, saying they had no protection from the Palace and accused aides of actively leaking and ‘planting’ stories against them as part of a ‘dirty game’.
But the Royal Family believes the series will actually by slim on new revelations.
A source told The Mirror: ‘There’s a real feeling in the camp that Harry and Meghan are making a lot of noise and there isn’t much more to say.
‘But preparations are being made for all outcomes, especially if there are unjust accusations being made.’
Members of the Sussexes’ now defunct household are also said to be ‘seething with rage’ over trailers for the six-part documentary.
Officials from both Buckingham and Kensington Palace will watch the first three episodes of the series on Thursday morning.
But it is understood that the Prince and Princess of Wales will refuse to watch the first three episodes of the documentary.
An insider also told The Sun that the royals are reluctant to engage in a tit-for-tat battle over the series.
They said: ‘If there are parts which are blatantly wrong, then it is only right that they are corrected.
‘The trailers already have some glaring errors and misrepresentations, which doesn’t bode well for the full series. But the plan is to keep schtum and carry on.”
But sources told the newspaper they are unlikely to respond until the full series has been released – due next Thursday.
Aides are understood to have been briefed by the King and Prince of Wales to issue a ‘swift and robust’ response if required.