Mon, 5 Nov, 2018
The Queen breaks major royal protocol for Duchess Meghan's mum
The Duchess of Sussex is known to break the traditions of the upper-class royal family, and now her Mum seems to be following suit.
With the concept of marriage falling under the idea of a partnership, compromise is generally a given. But when you marry into the royal family, the compromise is usually one sided, and it’s the non-royal that has to make the sacrifices.
While there are plenty of perks of marrying into the royal family, there is also the fact that when it comes to holidays, you have no other choice but to spend it with the Queen.
Having become the first non-royal to be invited to the Queen’s annual Christmas celebration last year, Meghan was already known to be a rule breaker. And this year, the Queen has gone against tradition once again by inviting the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland to spend the holidays with the royals.
As reported by The Sun, a senior royal source claims that the Queen has invited Doria to join them throughout the holidays and is something that has never been done as royal in-laws generally play no part when it comes to the royal family.
The most they would be invited to are royal weddings and christenings, but Christmas and Easter celebrations include an exclusive guest list that comprise of royals only.
But there’s a reason the Queen has chosen to stray from the path of tradition and invite Doria.
“It’s a part of the Queen’s respect for Meghan and an acknowledgement that she doesn’t have any other relations in this country – unlike Kate who has the support of a very close family,” the source told the Daily Express.
It has also been said previously that the Queen and Doria have a close relationship with one another, which may also be the reason for the Queen’s invite.