Royal Treatment: HRH Meghan's Mom Doria Ragland Reportedly Invited to Christmas with the Queen!

It’s no secret we’re quite fond of the new Duchess of Sussex, Meghan (née Markle). But if there’s anyone we especially adore, it’s her mother, Doria Ragland, she of the pierced nose, perfectly-coiffed locs, teacher of yoga poses and admirable poise amidst family drama during her daughter’s nuptials last spring.

Doria and the Duchess: Meghan Markle and Mom Reunite for the Launch of the Together Cookbook

No shade to the bride, but one of our favorite aspects of Meghan Markle’s spring wedding to England’s Prince Harry was her incredibly elegant mother, Doria Ragland. And on Thursday, Ragland joined her daughter at Kensington Palace for a luncheon to celebrate the launch of Together: Our Community Cookbook, which she…

Together: Meghan Markle's Latest Project Garners Praise from Friend Serena Williams 

Good works deserve great praise—and that’s exactly what Serena Williams had for her longtime friend, H.R.H. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, upon hearing about her latest act of philanthropy—collaborating on a cookbook with a group of women affected by the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in West London, England in June…

Royalty Never Repeats Itself: Serena Williams Comments on the French Open Catsuit Controversy

“Queen of the Court,” “G.O.A.T.” or “Serena the Superhero”; whatever you might fondly call tennis phenom Serena Williams, she is sports royalty. And while we were dismayed to hear that the French Tennis Federation had singled out Williams’ Nike-designed compression catsuit when explaining its ban on less traditional…

Birthday Bargain? Meghan Markle Wore Something (Semi) Affordable for Her 1st Birthday as Duchess

Saturday, August 4 was a great day to have a birthday; just ask our former forever president Barack Obama, The Root’s deputy editor Yesha Callahan, or the newly crowned Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, who celebrated her 37th birthday at the wedding of one of her new husband’s besties, Charlie van Straubenzee, in…

Royal Roundup: In Her 2nd Month as Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle's Style Hits Its Stride

When we watched Meghan Markle make three wardrobe changes in one day last week, it became clear that we weren’t going to be able to keep up. And why should we? Now exactly two months into her marriage to Prince Harry, it’s much more interesting to assess the new royal’s evolving royal style as a whole, rather than…

Another Day, Another Duchess: Meghan Markle Steps Out in Dior and More [Updated]

Updated: Tuesday, July 1o, 2018, 4:14 p.m. EDT: We spoke too soon! In a dynamic quick change, the Duchess of Sussex, who appeared at Tuesday morning’s Royal Air Force centennial celebration wearing a custom-made dress by Dior, came through with a very “Emerald Isle”-appropriate burst of color in the afternoon, donning…

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