The world has watched Meghan Markle very closely since she and Prince Harry got together; she can hardly sneeze (or even trip) without making headlines. But by some sort of sorcery, her mom, Doria Ragland, recently made a secret trip to London to visit her daughter, and literally no one noticed.
In a new interview with Good Morning America, royal expert Omid Scobie revealed that Ragland spent some time in the U.K. over the summer. “ICYMI: Sources confirm to @ABC @GMA that Duchess Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland visited Prince Harry and her daughter for an extended stay at their Oxfordshire home this summer,” he wrote in a tweet. “Doria is said to enjoy a close relationship with Harry and continues to be a pillar of strength for Meghan.”
This under-the-radar trip may have been a chance for Ragland to prepare for a move. Earlier this summer, rumors began to fly that she was considering moving to London to be closer to her daughter and new son-in-law. “She fell in love with England and told me when she got back that it’s somewhere she believes she too could happily live,” a source told the Sunday Express in early August*.* “I think this has been coming for a while. Even before the wedding she told me how she misses her Megs so much she would do anything to be closer to her, especially now Meghan will be starting a family of her own.”
The source said the move could happen as early as “next month” (meaning September), though considering how skilled Ragland seems to be at dodging the paparazzi, it may have already happened and the world is none-the-wiser.