Us Weekly: Meghan Markle Isn't Close with Her Mom Doria Ragland despite Numerous Reports

Amid claims that Meghan Markle's mom, Doria Ragland, might be the influence behind the Sussexes step down from royal duties, a source revealed to Us Weekly that both women were not as close as it seemed after all.

Following the Sussex Royal's exit from their royal seats shortly after a long Canadian vacation with Meghan Markle's mom, Doria Ragland, speculations arose, linking the royal-in-law to the decision.

However, a source told Us Weekly that the royal bride and her mom were not as close as the media portrayed them to be.

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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MEGHAN IS NOT "VERY CLOSE" TO HER MOM

Sources close to the royal-in-laws have stepped forward to clear the air over the underlying royal feud that has somehow gotten the royal-mother-in-law, entangled. An insider told the outlet:

"She's not very close to her mom."

While the 63-year-old has built a career in Los Angeles as a Yoga Instructor, many claimed the move of the royalties to Canada was to enable them to spend more time with Doria, implying a possible relocation from LA.

THE ROYALTIES LIFE IN CANADA

However, another source revealed that the grandmother-of-one had no intention of moving to Canada to be closer to her daughter.

Furthermore, the source claimed the two women only got to see each other twice a year before the 38-year-old became royalty.

Although there are rumors of a prospective family reunion, Prince Harry and his bride are pulling it off superbly since their move to Canada with their son, with no Doria in sight.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Festival of Remembrance in London, England on November 9, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Festival of Remembrance in London, England on November 9, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

A royal insider disclosed that the couple are enjoying their stay in Canada, and felt settled in the city, which is only a short flight from LA.

Although the adventures away from their royal protocol-filled lives just begun, the lovebirds are already in love with their newfound freedom, the source added.

Doria has slowly emerged as the silent influence behind the dramatic exit.

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Having attended the 10th Annual One Young World opening ceremony on Tuesday, The Duchess of Sussex was joined today by The Duke of Sussex for a round table discussion on gender equity with OYW and Queen’s Commonwealth Trust young leaders. Over the last few days, these young leaders became @OneYoungWorld ambassadors with the intention to return to their communities and further existing initiatives to help change the world for the better. This year OYW partnered with the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, of which The Duke and Duchess are President and Vice-President respectively, to provide scholarships to young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth. This was the most exciting collaboration between two groups The Duchess is passionate about and has been working with for some time. For more information and highlights from the week and how you can support these incredible leaders and their initiatives, visit @OneYoungWorld Photo © SussexRoyal / PA

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WHAT HAVE THE ROYAL COUPLE BEEN PLANNING?

The royalties were undoubtedly having a blast in the United States, but notwithstanding, they keep their head in the game, remaining focus on the price, which was the whole idea behind their decision in the first place. A source shared:

"Just because we're not seeing much of Harry and Meghan at the moment doesn't mean they're sitting at home, twiddling their thumbs."

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the WellChild awards in London, England on October 15, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the WellChild awards in London, England on October 15, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

DORIA RAGLAND'S ROLE IN THE SUSSEXES EXIT

The insider also revealed that the pair were working on new projects, including a charity trip to Africa.

Since Meghan and Harry announced their decisions to step down as senior royals, Doria has slowly emerged as the silent influence behind the dramatic exit.

Earlier this week, tales of the Yoga teacher's possible involvement flooded the media, tagging her as the "silent but steely" force backing her daughter and son-in-law's decision to become financially independent from the crown.

Meghan, her mother Doria Ragland and Prince Harry, at an event to mark the launch of a cookbook at Kensington Palace | Photo: Getty Images

Meghan, her mother Doria Ragland and Prince Harry, at an event to mark the launch of a cookbook at Kensington Palace | Photo: Getty Images

Insiders have acknowledged that the laid-back woman has gradually become a mother figure to the Prince, who has come to value her advice.

Since the royal feud began, the 63-year-old has remained calm, declining to comment on the incident. Amid contrasting opinions about Doria Ragland, one thing is sure; the royal-in-law is a force to be reckoned.

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