Doria Ragland’s appearance at the wedding of the year has cemented her place in history as one of the stars of the royal family’s new era.
From her impeccable pistachio-green Oscar de la Renta ensemble, to her calm demeanour as she sat alone on a pew at the front of the church, Doria was singularly impressive.
And Twitter has fallen over itself to pay tribute to the woman who virtually singlehandedly raised Meghan.
The look of a mom but also an American black mother who just witnessed her daughter become Duchess of Sussex. So happy for Doria Ragland. #HarryandMeghan #MeghanMarkle
The world will change even if there are those who don't want it to. ❤ pic.twitter.com/8U1QbbW7Hb
— nicki (@nickiknowsnada) May 19, 2018
there is perhaps no one i've become more of a fan of while knowing less about them than doria ragland
— Lia Beck (@liakbeck) May 18, 2018
— Latika M Bourke (@latikambourke) May 19, 2018
Many found the sight of Doria sitting alone, and often tearful, deeply moving.
As she quietly supported her daughter through one of the most momentous events of the century, Doria amassed a legion of new fans.
How I admire Doria Ragland, Meghan Markle’s mother. She’s there all alone – not another friend or child in sight – and has represented her daughter (and America, incidentally!) with 100% dignity and class. Lovely.
— Carol Platt Liebau (@CPLiebau) May 19, 2018
I’m sorry but I am just in love with Doria Ragland – the love and pride in her eyes, her grace and cool under considerable pressure, her vulnerable and beautiful humanity standing out like a lighthouse in a sea of royalty, entitlement and privilege ❤️❤️❤️ #RoyalWedding
— Piers Torday (@PiersTorday) May 19, 2018
From wondering what kind of water she drinks, to setting her up to become besties with Oprah – the world has become obsessed with Doria.
Doria Ragland, Meghan’s beautiful Mum, held her own during the Wedding Service. She deserves a standing ovation from Mother’s all over the world, for doing that on her own with the highest grace. Secretly I wanted @Oprah to sneakly sit next to her and hold her hand #RoyalWedding
— TaniaThamae (@TaniaThamae) May 19, 2018
Doria Ragland is so pretty and her eyes, like Meghan’s, literally sparkle! What type of water does she drink?
— Khadijah (@khadijahmdavis) May 19, 2018
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