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Old 11-04-2018, 03:39 PM
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Doria Ragland

I hope this thread will be permitted but if it must be taken down, I will understand. It is not my intention for the thread to discuss anyone except Doria Ragland, the Duchess' mother. She is a lovely woman and a very close and supportive relative to the duchess.

There is an article in the DF claiming she will be invited to stay at Sandringham for Christmas. While the source is not reliable it would be a lovely gesture and I hope it is true
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...al-Family.html
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Old 11-04-2018, 03:57 PM
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I hope this thread will be permitted but if it must be taken down, I will understand. It is not my intention for the thread to discuss anyone except Doria Ragland, the Duchess' mother. She is a lovely woman and a very close and supportive relative to the duchess.

There is an article in the DF claiming she will be invited to stay at Sandringham for Christmas. While the source is not reliable it would be a lovely gesture and I hope it is true
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...al-Family.html
I actually saw this story and I'm not sure how credible it is. We'll have to wait and see. Regarding the thread, I think it would be nice to discuss Ms. Ragland, however, the Mods have made it abundantly clear that the DoS's family is off limits. Unfortunately, even if this thread starts off with the best of intentions, it's only a matter of time before someone brings up the 'other' side, and boom, we're back where we started.
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:06 PM
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It is not exceptional. The Queen has invited other in-laws in the course of years. The Middletons come to mind.
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:29 PM
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I assume Doria would sit in the family thread except that's permanently shut so I guess Doria should have her own thread.

I believe Doria is the first MIL to be invited in the first year of marriage, the others came later. Unless we see them going to church, we never actually get confirmation a set off in laws have attended Christmas.

It wouldn't surprise me, seeing as Meghan is Doria's closest relative and Meghan knows she'll have to be in the UK for christmases from now on, it only seems right to offer the invitation.
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:32 PM
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I hope this is true as well. Meghan must be needing her mom now with her first pregnancy. Visits to LA would have required a lot of work security wise. I was wondering how Thanksgiving would be handled this year. Would it be Harry's first or would they celebrate at all?.
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:52 PM
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Re Thanks giving. Perhaps Meghan can cook up a turkey dinner for Harry.
It's possible American expats get together in the UK for some sort celebration that H and M could join. In a low key capacity of course.

I am pleased to see this thread for Doria.
And as I have said before I hope she is keeping a scrap book on Meghans new life. Especially for all the wonderful photos of the tour.
I hope Doria does come over for Christmas. That would be the best Christmas present for Meghan. To have her mum with her.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:00 PM
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Its highly unlikely Harry has celebrated 'Thanksgiving' before .. it is only 'kept' by US Expats here, or those with American connections, so it may well be the first year it has any meaning for him.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:10 PM
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It is not exceptional. The Queen has invited other in-laws in the course of years. The Middletons come to mind.
The Middletons stayed at Anmer not at the main house, the two are miles away from each other. Nor did they walk with the royals at Christmas 2014 (their only Christmas at Anmer), they walked with the regular congregation. So if this story is true it would be quite different from the Middletons.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:22 PM
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A few of Harry's friends like Mark Dyer and Guy Pelly have American wives so perhaps they will all get together to have a dinner. I'm sure Harry hasnt celebrated Thanksgiving before but I've got a feeling Meghan will want to. I hope the report is true about Doria. It would be lovely for her and for Meghan.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:26 PM
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A few of Harry's friends like Mark Dyer and Guy Pelly have American wives so perhaps they will all get together to have a dinner. I'm sure Harry hasnt celebrated Thanksgiving before but I've got a feeling Meghan will want to. I hope the report is true about Doria. It would be lovely for her and for Meghan.
Is Tom van Straubenzee still with his American girlfriend?
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:36 PM
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Not sure but if he is then they may join them as well. What is happening with the Festival of Remembrance? Are Meghan and Harry going?
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:39 PM
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I hope we can have this thread about Doria. Neghan's mom does not seem to inspire passionate reactions and seems pretty non-controversial.
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:47 PM
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Not sure but if he is then they may join them as well. What is happening with the Festival of Remembrance? Are Meghan and Harry going?
I believe they will be there.
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:25 PM
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The Sunday Express is where the story originated from and I much prefer their version. Thread wonít stay up but thatís fine too.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal...e-royal-family
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:46 PM
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Doria has made the impression she has is because she kept a dignified silence about Meghan's royal marriage. She comes off as not being impressed with Harry's princely rank. She only cares that Harry is a good husband and father. And Doria impresses on me that if something is out of pocket she will say something no matter who it is but it won't be spilled all over the media. I wonder if at times she thinks her blood, which descended from American slavery, will be a successor to the British throne. I think that is why Doria comports herself the way she does - to show Baby Sussex he/she comes from a heritage to be proud of. Some will try to slate the baby for the African American background but Doria will be there to provide support, pride and love.
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:54 PM
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I hope we can have a thread about Doria...she's much like the Middletons, quietly supporting and discreet.

It makes sense to me that she would want to spend Christmas with her only child...heck if it was me I'd do it every year if I could.

I wouldn't be surprised if Harry has been to a Thanksgiving dinner before..he has more than one friend with an American wife/girlfriend.



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Old 11-04-2018, 08:56 PM
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Doria has made the impression she has is because she kept a dignified silence about Meghan's royal marriage. She comes off as not being impressed with Harry's princely rank. She only cares that Harry is a good husband and father. And Doria impresses on me that if something is out of pocket she will say something no matter who it is but it won't be spilled all over the media. I wonder if at times she thinks her blood, which descended from American slavery, will be a successor to the British throne. I think that is why Doria comports herself the way she does - to show Baby Sussex he/she comes from a heritage to be proud of. Some will try to slate the baby for the African American background but Doria will be there to provide support, pride and love.

I agree that Doria is a woman of grace, beauty and a very dignified woman who is a lady above all, yet why would she or anyone think that a child born of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be a successor to the throne? Harry is not the heir last I read, He is the 2nd son of the current heir and his brother, William is the first born of Charles and Diana. None of us know what the future for anyone holds....assuming something in the future holds no grounds in realization of what is current today.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:05 PM
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Even if not the heir...Harry is a successor to the Throne...ergo so would their child be.


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Old 11-04-2018, 09:30 PM
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Delighted by the creation of this thread…. and I really hope the news are true and she has been invited !
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:30 PM
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Even if not the heir...Harry is a successor to the Throne...ergo so would their child be.


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Is being in line for the throne the same as being a successor to the throne? I have always thought that to be a successor was to be heir, not in line which so many people are.....just how many are in line to the BRF throne.....dozens/hundreds and maybe some even foreign royals are in line yet I would not think they are a successor.
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