Duchess Meghan’s mother arrives in the UK ahead of Baby Sussex’s birth

By Zach Harper

Duchess Meghan is “due any day” with Baby Sussex, and a new report says Doria Ragland, her mother, has arrived in the UK to help her daughter with the massive change that’s set to take place in her life with husband Prince Harry.

The Sun on Sunday reported Doria has hired someone to watch her house in Los Angeles and walk her someone to walk her two dogs. The publication says Meghan’s mother, who is a yoga instructor and former social worker, has also cancelled her upcoming yoga classes and asked a friend to take out her garbage.

Doria and Meghan at Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018. Photo: © Getty Images

“Like all mums, Doria wants to be there for her daughter at this seismic event in her life,” one of the 62-year-old’s friends told The Sun on Sunday. “She has sometimes worried about being so far away, but she is absolutely going to be there for her at the birth. She wants to spend as much time as possible with her first grandchild and has come over for a sustained period of time.

"Meghan also wanted to show off her new house to her mum, and the two have been enjoying spending time together.”

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Prince Harry is reportedly thrilled that his mother-in-law has come across the pond to celebrate their first child’s upcoming birth. “Harry adores Doria,” the source told The Sun on Sunday. “Meg is understandably apprehensive and wanted her mum around to calm her.”

Both Harry and Doria supported Meghan at the launch of her charity cookbook in September 2018. Photo: © Getty Images

There has been all sorts of speculation about how and where Meghan will give birth since she and Harry announced they were keeping their birth plans private a few weeks ago. Some have theorized Meghan will have Baby Sussex at Frogmore Cottage, her new home with Harry, while others think she will give birth in a hospital. Last week, 52 per cent of HELLO! Canada readers said they think Meghan will have her first child in a hospital instead of at home.

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“She wants the birth to be as natural as possible and wants to stay at home for as long as possible,” the source continued to The Sun on Sunday . “But her watchword is flexibility. If at the last minute, doctors advise her to go to hospital or she feels she wants drugs, then of course she’ll take their advice. She is taking each day as it comes and can’t wait to be a mum.”

Another source told The Sun on Sunday Doria’s friends and yoga students are very happy for her and are sharing in her excitement. “Doria is a tremendously popular figure and everyone is thrilled for her,” the source said.

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