Grandma's home already: Doria Ragland is spotted walking her dogs in LA after spending time in England helping Meghan and Harry with baby Archie - dashing rumors she would stay in the UK for months
- Ragland, 62, was seen taking her two dogs for a stroll in LA on Tuesday afternoon
- She flew to London weeks before birth of her first grandchild to help Meghan
- And Ragland stayed on at Frogmore Cottage following Archie's birth on May 6
- Sources said Meghan and Prince Harry have yet to hire a nanny and found Ragland's help to be 'indispensable'
Doria Ragland has been spotted back home in Los Angeles two weeks after the birth of her first grandchild.
Meghan Markle's mother was seen walking her two dogs near her home on Tuesday.
Ragland was dressed down for the casual stroll, sporting a gray long-sleeved top, gray cropped slacks, and gray sneakers. She gave her outfit a pop of color with a bright red crossbody bag and a multicolored scarf that covered her neck.
Doria Ragland has been spotted back home in Los Angeles on Tuesday, two weeks after the birth of her first grandchild
Meghan Markle's mother was spotted walking her two adorable pups near her home
It was revealed last week that Meghan, 37, and Prince Harry had yet to hire a nanny, chef, or team of staff for their new family home Frogmore Cottage on the Queen's Windsor estate.
Instead they relied on help from Ragland, with a source telling Grazia magazine that her help had been 'indispensable' to the couple.
Ragland reportedly flew to England three weeks before Archie's birth to help Meghan through the final stages of her pregnancy.
She was even given special mention in the official birth announcement from Buckingham Palace.
Ragland was dressed down for the casual stroll, sporting a gray long-sleeved top, gray cropped slacks, and gray sneakers
She gave her outfit a pop of color with a bright red crossbody bag and a multicolored scarf that covered her neck
'The Duchess's mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage,' it read.
Royal watchers said the mention was highly significant and indicated how important of a part Ragland would play in Archie's life.
As indicated by her return this week, Ragland is not expected to entirely abandon her life in Los Angeles, where she teaches yoga and has many friends.
However, a suite of rooms has been reserved for her at Frogmore Cottage, and sources say she'll be a 'frequent' visitor and a regular on the ten-hour flight to Heathrow.
This is the first time Ragland has been home in weeks after flying to England to help the Duchess of Sussex with the final stages of her pregnancy and the birth of her first child
Raglanbd was included in one of the precious first photos of baby Archie released by the Buckingham Palace last week
Ragland was even given special mention in the official birth announcement from Buckingham Palace. Royal watchers said the mention was highly significant
Ragland even reportedly enrolled for grandparenting lessons with Brandi Jordan, known as the 'Baby Sleep Fairy' among Hollywood moms.
Jordan is renowned for her pearls of wisdom on childbirth and after-care, with a client list that includes Meghan Fox, Rosamund Pike, and Julia Stiles.
She is flown to delivery rooms and nurseries around the world, commanding fees of nearly $4,000 a go.
Speaking exclusively to the Mail, Jordan gave fascinating insight into the key role Meghan's mother is likely to play in Archie's early years.
Meghan and Prince Harry appeared for a photo call with their baby son at St George's Hall two weeks ago
Keep it chic like the Duchess of Sussex in a double-breasted dress by Wales Bonner
The world has been waiting for a glimpse of the newest member of the Royal Family, but of course we want to see the proud new parents too!
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced their newborn son Archie at Windsor Castle last week, and they looked positively glowing with pride.
We all remember the Jenny Packham dresses that the Duchess of Cambridge wore when leaving the hospital with each of her three children, and we're certainly going to remember this beautiful look on Meghan.
She teamed a belted white double breasted midi dress by Wales Bonner, with her Jennifer Meyer turquoise necklace and some nude suede court shoes by Manolo Blahnik.
British designer Grace Wales Bonner's pieces are all about clever tailoring, which explains the tuxedo detail on this elegant midi.
Feeling inspired to copy Meghan's new motherly style? We love the dress/jacket hybrid design, and we've rounded up some similar alternatives below. Wear with nude pumps, or layer with some cropped culottes.
Their son (pictured) whose full name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, is also Ragland's very first grandchild
'Some mothers want to forge their own path, and don't want grandmother to take a strong role in their parenting philosophy,' she said. 'Others find strength in grandma and lean on her to encourage, nurture and help them.'
Ava Burrows, Ragland's stepmother, told Mail Online that she believes the yoga teacher will be a 'hands-on grandmother'.
'In some families in the US, grandma is a big deal,' she said. 'Historically, in our culture, the mother worked long hours and needed all the support with her kids that she could get.'
'Grandmas have all sorts of names - Mee-maw, Gran'maw - and usually live close together with the rest of the family, playing a big part raising their grandkids.'
'Doria is very important to Meghan, and vice-versa. So I’m sure she wants to be a big part of her life, and her baby's life. She'll be a wonderful grandmother.'
a suite of rooms has been reserved for Ragland at Frogmore Cottage, and sources say she’ll be a 'frequent' visitor and a regular on the ten-hour flight to Heathrow
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