Meghan Markle’s mother has quit her job at a Los Angeles mental health clinic ahead of the royal wedding, to pursue her dream of opening her own practice.
“Doria Ragland is no longer working at the mental health clinic … It was Doria’s decision to leave,” a source told Us Weekly. “She has talked about starting her own private practice, focusing on working with elderly patients.”
Markle, 36, has previously gushed about her yoga-teacher and social-worker mother.
“We can just have so much fun together, and yet, I’ll still find so much solace in her support,” Markle wrote in an essay titled “Ten Women Who Changed My Life” for Glamour last summer. “That duality coexists the same way it would in a best friend.”
News of Ragland, 61, quitting her job came the same day that Markle’s dad, Thomas, announced he wouldn’t be walking his daughter down the aisle after being caught staging photos with a paparazzo.
The “Suits” star’s mom and her father divorced when she was 6 years old.
The mother of the bride is expected to have an important role during the May 19 ceremony and it is said that she’ll ride with Meghan in the car to St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. She’s also expected to meet Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and Prince William and his wife, Kate, before the wedding.
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