Doria Ragland is a mother of Meghan Markle, a retired American actress. She has been in the headlines after she was seen attending her daughter Meghan's wedding. She also amazed the crowd with her gorgeous outfit. Doria is a social worker and is working at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services in Culver City, California. Alongside her career in social work, she is also a yoga instructor.
Doria Ragland At Daughter Meghan's Wedding: Who Designed Her Dress?
Doria Ragland attended the royal wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018. The wedding was held in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in the UK. Following the ceremony, Meghan's mother Doria was seen supporting Meghan on her way to the chapel. Also, as a mother of the bride, Doria and her dress was a center of attraction at the event.
Doria Ragland and Meghan on the way to the chapel (Photo:thesun.co.uk)
Doria, who fought back the tears, wore a custom dress and day coat. Her outfit for her daughter's big day was designed by creative directors of Oscar de la Renta, Fernando Garcia, and Laura Kim. Edgardo Osorio of Aquazurra designed the shoes that she wore whereas British milliner Stephen Jones, O.B.E created her custom hat.
Doria Ragland wears Oscar de la Renta's designs for Meghan Markle's wedding (Photo: thesun.co.uk)
Over 600 guests attended the wedding ceremony where Doria was the only member from Meghan's family to attend the wedding ceremony. Previously, Meghan's father, Thomas cited the heart surgery as the reason for not attending her wedding. Not only that, but her two half-siblings were also absent.
Doria's Married Life With Thomas Markle
Doria Ragland met Thomas Markle, a former television lighting director in the late 1970's. The couple then fell for each other and got married on 23 December 1979. They later moved to Los Angeles after spending relishing time together. Then, in 1981, Doria and her husband, Thomas, were blessed with a baby daughter named Meghan.
As time passed, the couple's bond started weakening, and they parted with each other. The pair divorced in 1988. At that time, their daughter Meghan was at the age of six. After the pair had a split, Meghan started living with her mother. Well, Doria has an affectionate bond with her daughter.
How Much Is Doria's Net Worth?
Doria Ragland has summoned a whopping net worth as the social worker and a yoga instructor. As per the PayScale, the estimated salary of an average yoga instructor ranges from $20,426 to $162,858 yearly. Thus, she accumulates her earning around the mentioned salary. Doria is also a social worker for Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services. She might also be donating some part of her wealth to the foundation.
As of now, she is reportedly residing at one of the Hollywood’s wealthier areas, Black Beverly Hills. Doria is undoubtedly enjoying a luxurious lifestyle.
Doria Ragland's Family
The 61-year-old, Doria was raised by parents, Alvin Azell Ragland and Jeanette Ragland, who were an antique dealer and a nurse. Her family later moved to Los Angles where she completed her high schooling at Fairfax High School.
Doria Ragland with her parents, siblings, and daughter in a family picture (Photo: familypedia.wikia.com)
Doria has three siblings, half-brothers' Joseph Johnson and Alvin Joffrey Ragland, and a sister named Saundra Johnson.
Doria Ragland was born on 15 September 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. She holds an American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity. Doria completed her graduation from University of Southern California School of Social Work, as per wiki.