One of the most heartwarming moments of the royal wedding had to be when the cameras zoomed in on Meghan Markle‘s mom, Doria Ragland, just for a moment to capture how moved she was by the event. Ragland supported her daughter from the beginning of her big day, riding next to her in a Rolls-Royce to the wedding service at St. George’s Chapel and beaming proudly the entire time.
Now, it seems Ragland might be planning to stay at her daughter’s side for good: According to the Sunday Express, Ragland is planning to move to Britain just in time for her 62nd birthday to be closer to Markle. Sources tell the Sunday Express that the move could happen as early as next month—and that Ragland is reportedly completely stoked.
“She fell in love with England and told me when she got back that it’s somewhere she believes she too could happily live,” a source told the Sunday Express. “I think this has been coming for a while. Even before the wedding she told me how she misses her Megs so much she would do anything to be closer to her, especially now Meghan will be starting a family of her own.”
Ragland currently lives in California, where she teaches yoga and does social work for the geriatric community. Markle used to blog about her mom often back when she kept up her lifestyle website The Tig and once wrote a sweet tribute to her mom:
“Dreadlocks. Nose ring. Yoga instructor. Social worker. Free spirit. Lover of potato chips & lemon tarts. And if the DJ cues Al Green’s soul classic “Call Me,” just forget it. She will swivel her hips into the sweetest little dance you’ve ever seen, swaying her head and snapping her fingers to the beat like she’s been dancing since the womb. And you will smile. You won’t be able to help it. You will look at her and you will feel joy. I’m talking about my mom,” the now-Duchess posted in 2014.
The two are clearly super close, and it makes sense Ragland would want to be near her only child. There’s no official confirmation or announcement from the Palace yet, but from what we know, she already has a friend in Prince Harry, who described her as “amazing” in a BBC interview. Another one of Ragland’s new pals could also be the Queen, who she said she loved meeting at the royal wedding.