Steve Parsons – Pool / Getty Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland
Happy birthday, Doria Ragland!
Meghan Markle‘s mom turned 65 on Thursday. The social worker and yoga instructor lives in Los Angeles, not far from the Montecito home where Meghan and Harry are raising their two children, 2-year-old son Archie Harrison and daughter Lilibet Diana, who was born on June 4.
Meghan and Doria share a close relationship and have given glimpses of their bond throughout Meghan’s time in the public eye.
The Duchess of Sussex “definitely gets a lot of her strength from her mother,” a friend previously told PEOPLE.
Before Meghan began her romance with Prince Harry, the former actress brought her mom as her plus-one to the 2015 UN Women’s 20th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference of Women in Beijing held in New York City.
Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland
Doria was also seen with Meghan at the closing ceremony of the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, where Meghan and Prince Harry made their debut as a couple.
Meghan had her mom’s support at her royal wedding in May 2018, spending the night with her at the Cliveden House Hotel beforehand then riding together to Windsor Castle for the big walk down the aisle.
OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images Doria Ragland and Meghan…