• Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, arrives in London ahead of royal birth

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Grandmother-to-be Doria Ragland, the mother of Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, has arrived in London, Entertainment Tonight reported.

    Royal watchers said that the birth of the first child for Markle and husband, Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, will be soon, according to ET.

    When the royal couple’s pregnancy announcement was made, the only clue of a due date was spring of 2019, E! News reported.

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    Meghan and Harry have kept their birth plans private, saying, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby,” Kensington Palace announced on April 11, E! News reported.

    They said they will not pose for photos with their new baby outside the hospital hours after birth, as Prince William and Kate Middleton did after their children were born. Rather, they will share photos taken at Windsor Castle after the baby has been born, Entertainment Tonight reported.

    FILE PHOTO: Doria Ragland has arrived in London in advance of the impending arrival of her grandchild.
    FILE PHOTO: Doria Ragland has arrived in London in advance of the impending arrival of her grandchild.
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