The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been making secret visits to her mother Doria Ragland’s home in Los Angeles, an insider has claimed.
Revealing the news this week, an unnamed neighbour told of their surprise at seeing the royal couple making a low-key visit to Doria’s bungalow.
The source also admitted that Meghan, 37, who is expecting her first child next month, would always see the house as her home, despite living in the grounds of Kensington Palace with Harry, 34.
It is unclear when the visits may have happened, but it is rumoured Harry may have joined Meghan during a stopover visit during their tour of Australasia last October.
Meghan, pictured in Morocco last week, is said to have visited the Doria several times, with Prince Harry joining her on a stopover while returning from their tour of Australasia
Doria Ragland, 62, pictured at her home in October, shortly before Harry and Meghan’s visit is rumoured to have taken place
‘Meghan is a mommy’s girl — their special mother-daughter bond hasn’t disappeared just because she’s moved to England,’ a neighbour told The Sun.
They said, ‘Meghan will always come back to Doria, this will always be her home.’
They continued: ‘They are forever in touch, and Meghan has been here to stay on more than one occasion since going public with Harry.
‘I even saw him here once, but it’s not my place to say any more.’
The mother and daughter are said to be extremely close, with one neighbour describing the Duchess of Sussex as a ‘mommy’s girl’. They are seen together last May
The Duchess, who is reportedly due in April, was in her early stages of pregnancy at the time of the visit.
Doria has also visited Meghan and Harry in England several times, both privately and for public occasions, including for the launch of Meghan’s cookbook in September.
The 62 year old, who bought her modest home in LA in 1994, is thought to be preparing to move to the UK to be with Meghan.
Doria, Meghan and Harry, pictured together in September, are preparing for the arrival of the royal baby. It has been reported that Doria has qualified as a birthing companion.
The soon-to-be grandmother was due to arrive near the birth date, but she is now expected at the end of this month.
According to one source the yoga teacher completed training to be a doulah, also known as a birthing companion, and received a certificate of qualification last year.
Meghan has spoken in the past about how close the pair are, saying ‘She’s got dreadlocks and a nose ring, she just ran the LA marathon.
We can just have so much fun together, and yet I’ll still find so much solace in her support. That duality coexists the same way it would in a best friend.’
Doria, who works as a yoga instructor, was the only member of Meghan’s family to attend the royal couples wedding, and was seen weeping during the ceremony.
Doria Ragland was the only member of Meghan’s family to attend the royal wedding and was seen weeping during the ceremony
The 62 year old’s current, aptly named, home Windsor Hills, has a gravel littered porch and is dotted with small plastic signs declaring ‘trespassers will be prosecuted’.
It is just yards from a cannabis dispensary, which offers various types of weed including hash browns and chocolate.
One close family friend said: ‘Doria could live in a Hollywood Hills mansion behind huge walls if she wished.
‘But she doesn’t. She has chosen to stay in the street she’s lived on for the past 25 years, where all her friends are and where her community is.’
The bungalow is a 45 minute drive from posh shopping landmark Rodeo Drive, and sits on a busy main road near a McDonald’s drive-thru.