Meghan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland has been hard at work at the Los Angeles studio where she teaches yoga to senior citizens as Christmas looms just days away.
Ragland stepped out the yoga studio clutching a white card on Friday, casually dressed in a white top, navy blue slacks, beige ankle boots and a gray sweater tied around her waist.
Spotted on her SUV was a bumper sticker that reads: ‘If you think education is expensive, try ignorance’.
The 62-year-old reportedly chose the California sunshine over spending Christmas with her pregnant daughter and the British royals at the Queen’s private residence – turning down a rare invitation from Elizabeth II.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, a royal source said the invitation to Sandringham was offered partly because the Queen was so ‘impressed’ by Ragland at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle in May.
However, Ragland politely declined the Queen’s offer of spending December 25 at Sandringham House, People reported.
Meghan’s estranged father was not offered an invite.
An invitation for Doria would break with royal precedent as even the Middleton family has not been invited to stay at the Norfolk estate.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s family has joined the royals at church on Christmas morning but they have stayed at nearby Anmer Hall rather than Sandringham itself.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail – Heidi Parker