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Queen invites Meghan's mum to spend Christmas with the royal family

Now, with the former actress having no immediate family to share her new life with, her majesty has reportedly chose to invite her mom, Doria Ragland (62), to spend Christmas at her private country house in Sandringham, England, Daily Mail reports.

According to both the Express and the Daily Mail, Queen Elizabeth II has invited Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, to join the Royal Family's Christmas festivities at Sandringham.

Kate Middleton's family has joined the royals at church on Christmas morning previously but have stayed at nearby Anmer Hall rather than Sandringham itself.

Sources say the Monarch has made the "very thoughtful gesture" towards Ragland because she respects her so much.

She reportedly said she was "head over heels" with pride as Meghan helped prepare lunch for guests.

When it came to the fashion on her royal tour with Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex saved the best for last.

According to an insider, the invitation was meant as a "thoughtful gesture" to the 37-year-old, who is now pregnant with her first child. Instead, the royals give silly gifts - one year, Middleton reportedly even gave Harry a plastic Grow Your Own Girlfriend kit. It's expected that Doria will receive an invitation to attend church with the royal family at Sandringham, the royal estate in Norfolk, England, where the royal family traditionally celebrates the holiday.

Also on Christmas Eve, William and Harry are usually on hand to play a charity soccer match on the estate, which is followed by dinner.

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