Meghan Markle's mom just arrived in London for the royal wedding

Meghan Markle's mom just arrived in London for the royal wedding
Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Ragland watching the closing ceremonies for the Invictus Games in Toronto in Oct 2017.
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We have about a week to go before the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Final details are being ironed out and important family members are flying in, including Meghan's parents Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle.

Doria reportedly landed in London and will be staying at Kensington Palace with Prince Harry and Meghan. Like any other mom of the bride, she will be helping out with a few wedding details as reported by ABC News. Her dad Thomas is travelling from Mexico and will be arriving soon.

"Doria will be meeting Harry and Meghan's nearest and dearest while she's here, including close friend Jessica Mulroney, who arrives on Monday," said Good Morning America's royal contributor Omid Scobie.

That means Doria will finally get to know the Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, and of course, the little tots Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Doria will be breaking traditions, a staple for this wedding apparently, and will accompany Meghan from an undisclosed location to St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. A first for a mother to do so. Meanwhile, Meghan's dad is confirmed to walk her down the aisle.

Britain's Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle

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    Britain's Prince Harry is to marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year it was announced Monday, with the Queen leading a chorus of approval and best wishes for the couple who got engaged in secret earlier this month.

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    "His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 2018," Clarence House, Prince Charles's office, said a statement.

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    The couple's engagement was sealed in London and the prince then informed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, close members of the royal family and had also sought the blessing of Markle's parents.

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    Britain's Prince Harry and his soon-to-be wife, American actress Meghan Markle.

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    The couple will live at Nottingham Cottage in London's Kensington Palace, where his brother William and his pregnant wife Kate live with their two children.

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    Harry's 36-year-old bride-to-be is best known for her role as a lawyer in the hit television show "Suits".

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    Reports that Markle, who is expected to become a duchess, was moving her two dogs -- Guy and Bogart -- to London further fuelled rumours of the first royal wedding since William and Kate in 2011.

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    The actress's parents Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland said in a statement they were "incredibly happy" and wished the couple "a lifetime of happiness."

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    "Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person," they said. "To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents."

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    Prince Harry revealed Monday that he proposed to US actress Meghan Markle over roast chicken, and said she would be "unbelievably good" at her new royal role despite its pressures.

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    The couple said they were enjoying "a cosy night" at home in his cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace earlier this month - "trying to roast a chicken" - when he got down on one knee.

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    "She didn't even let me finish, she said, 'can I say yes? can I say yes?' and then there were hugs," Harry said in the couple's first interview since the announcement of their engagement earlier Monday.

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    They revealed they knew little about each other when they were set up on a "blind date" by a mutual friend.

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    Harry said he had never heard of Markle, while the actress added she was largely ignorant about the British royal family and just asked of their friend, "is he nice?" The date went so well they immediately met up again before going camping together for five days in Botswana just a few weeks later.

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    "Then we were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure we had a chance to get to know each other," Prince Harry said.

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    They spent the first few months after that staying in, cooking dinner and watching television to avoid any public attention.

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    Bookmakers have already started taking wedding related bets, with Westminster Abbey a firm favourite to host the event and fashion label Alexander McQueen favourite to design the dress.

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