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Meghan Markle's mother Doria arrives in UK to reunite with daughter

  • Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland, 61, landed at Heathrow airport in London on Wednesday afternoon 
  • A palace aide was seen carrying her baggage, including her Burberry outfit for the royal wedding
  • The yoga instructor and social worker is set to meet the Queen and the rest of the royals before the wedding
  • Doria left her California home on Tuesday afternoon and headed to an Los Angeles airport
  • Her arrival comes as Meghan's dad Thomas Markle, 73, confirmed he will not attend the wedding

By Cheyenne Roundtree For Mailonline

Published: 08:20 EDT, 16 May 2018 | Updated: 12:17 EDT, 16 May 2018

Meghan Markle's mother received the royal treatment today as she flew into Heathrow's VIP Windsor suite ahead of an emotional reunion with the bride-to-be.

Doria Ragland, 61, landed in London on Wednesday afternoon following a nearly 11 hour flight from Los Angeles.  

The yoga instructor and social worker was given every perk of being a royal, as she was picked up at the steps of the aircraft by a Jaguar, which is part of the royal fleet, and driven to the private Windsor Suite.

Meghan's personal assistant Amy Pickerill greeted Doria with an immigration officer, who quickly stamped her passport, as a palace aide was seen collecting Doria's baggage, including her Burberry wedding outfit.

Doria was quickly whisked away from the airport and taken to see Meghan and Prince Harry before she will meet the Queen and her future royal in-laws, including Prince Charles, William and Kate, for the first time.

Doria's arrival comes as Meghan's half-sister Samantha issued an astonishing attack on her, and her father Thomas Markle announced he wouldn't be attending her wedding due to heart surgery after he was exposed for staging photos for money.

Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland received the royal treatment today as she flew into Heathrow's VIP Windsor suite before an emotional reunion with her daughter. Pictured: Doria on Tuesday
Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland received the royal treatment today as she flew into Heathrow's VIP Windsor suite before an emotional reunion with her daughter. Pictured: Doria on Tuesday
Meghan's personal assistant greeted the future royal's mother as a palace aide was seen collecting her baggage, including her Burberry wedding outfit (pictured)
Meghan's personal assistant greeted the future royal's mother as a palace aide was seen collecting her baggage, including her Burberry wedding outfit (pictured)

Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland received the royal treatment today as she flew into Heathrow's VIP Windsor suite before an emotional reunion with her daughter. Pictured: Doria leaving her California house for London on Tuesday (left) and a palace aide collected Doria's Burberry wedding outfit on Wednesday (right)

After Doria got off the plane, she was driven to the VIP Windsor Suite, where Amy Pickerill was waiting with an immigration officer
After Doria got off the plane, she was driven to the VIP Windsor Suite, where Amy Pickerill was waiting with an immigration officer

After Doria got off the plane, she was driven to the VIP Windsor Suite, where Amy Pickerill was waiting with an immigration officer

Meghan's personal assistant Amy Pickerill, who is believed to be holding Doria's passport, greeted the future royal's mother as a palace aide collected her baggage, including her Burberry wedding outfit
Meghan's personal assistant Amy Pickerill, who is believed to be holding Doria's passport, greeted the future royal's mother as a palace aide collected her baggage, including her Burberry wedding outfit

Meghan's personal assistant Amy Pickerill, who is believed to be holding Doria's passport, greeted the future royal's mother as a palace aide collected her baggage, including her Burberry wedding outfit

The immigration officer reportedly took one look at Meghan's mother before stamping her passport and letting her go
The immigration officer reportedly took one look at Meghan's mother before stamping her passport and letting her go

The immigration officer reportedly took one look at Meghan's mother before stamping her passport and letting her go

After Doria got off the plane, she was driven to the VIP Windsor Suite, where Miss Pickerill was waiting with an immigration officer. 

The officer reportedly took one look at Meghan's mother before stamping her passport and letting her go. 

Miss Pickerill was seen getting into the Jaguar and driving away with Doria. Prince Harry and Meghan will see Doria first before she meets the rest of the royal brood. 

She is expected to meet Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla and Prince William and his wife Kate before the big day.

Miss Pickerill handled Doria's seemingly seamlessly. She was 'hand-picked' by Prince Harry for the role of Meghan's Girl Friday. 

The 32-year-old is an assistant private secretary, based in Prince Harry's office, and it's speculated she will be  promoted to be Meghan's private secretary after the Royal Wedding in May. 

The pretty blonde grew up in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, with twin brother Ashley and is said to be 'supporting Meghan on engagements and with her official work as part of her role'. 

Also a part of the team handling Doria's arrival was a Fijian-born corporal from the Parachute Regiment. 

In January 2013 it was reported by the Daily Mail that he was the first orderly employed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. 

His role involves chauffeuring, logistics and even organising Prince William's wardrobe. The Daily Mail was asked not to name him. 

A royal aide at the time said: 'I have to say he is a lovely guy – like all Army, a superb can-do attitude and great sense of humour.' 

Prince Harry's aides were seen collecting her baggage, including her Burberry wedding outfit
Prince Harry's aides were seen collecting her baggage, including her Burberry wedding outfit
Prince Harry's aides were seen collecting her baggage, including her Burberry wedding outfit
Prince Harry's aides were seen collecting her baggage, including her Burberry wedding outfit

Prince Harry's aides were seen collecting her baggage, including her Burberry wedding outfit after she landed

Doria was picked up by a Jaguar, which is part of the royal fleet, at the steps of the aircraft and taken to the private Windsor Suite
Doria was picked up by a Jaguar, which is part of the royal fleet, at the steps of the aircraft and taken to the private Windsor Suite

Doria was picked up by a Jaguar, which is part of the royal fleet, at the steps of the aircraft and taken to the private Windsor Suite

Prince Harry and Meghan will see Doria first before she meets the rest of the royal brood, including Prince William and Kate
Prince Harry and Meghan will see Doria first before she meets the rest of the royal brood, including Prince William and Kate

Prince Harry and Meghan will see Doria first before she meets the rest of the royal brood, including Prince William and Kate

Despite the international attention focused on her trip, however, Doria cut a laidback figure as she made her way out of her Los Angeles home, carrying a Burberry garment bag, which likely contained an outfit she will wear during the wedding celebrations this weekend.

And should that indeed end up being her chosen designer for the main event, it will be a fitting option; not only is Burberry a British brand, it is also one that Doria has shown herself to be a fan of in the past.

The mother of the bride opted for a Burberry design when she made her first public outing with Meghan and Prince Harry, at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Canada in September 2017.    

Meghan's mother arrived at LAX's brand new Private Suite, used by the rich and famous, which provides ultimate privacy and luxury facilities, at a cost of thousands of pounds. 

She will stay with the bride at Cliveden House the night before the nuptials, and then travelling with her to St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on the day. 

Revealed: Harry and Meghan will stay at separate £1,500-a-night hotels before the wedding with her at former stately home linked to the Profumo affair and him the polo club where pair shared first public kiss 

 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend the night before their wedding at separate luxury hotels close to Windsor Castle in rooms costing up to £1,500-a-night, it was revealed today.

Prince Harry will stay at the luxurious Coworth Park in Sunningdale, Berkshire, on Friday, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei's Dorchester hotel group.

The venue is a 15 minute drive from St George's Chapel and Prince William will also stay the night to support his brother, Kensington Palace has said, but is not known if Kate and their three children will also be there.

The duke and prince play regularly on Coworth Park's world class polo grounds, which are managed by Guards Polo Club, and last year Meghan watched her then boyfriend play on the pitch.

Prince Harry will stay at the Dorchester Collection's Coworth Park (pictured) in Sunningdale, Berkshire, on Friday, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei
Prince Harry will stay at the Dorchester Collection's Coworth Park (pictured) in Sunningdale, Berkshire, on Friday, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei

Prince Harry will stay at the Dorchester Collection's Coworth Park (pictured) in Sunningdale, Berkshire, on Friday, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei

Harry and his brother will enjoy sumptuously furnished bedrooms like this on the night before walking down the aisle

Meghan will stay at Cliveden House Hotel, on the National Trust's Cliveden Estate, with her mother Doria, where rooms including the aptly named Prince of Wales suite can cost £1,500-a-night.

Cliveden famously hosted the 1961 summer party where John Profumo would meet Christine Keeler and launch the affair that almost destroyed Harold Macmillan's Tory government.

Its gardens still has the same outdoor pool where Christine was sunbathing when the Secretary of State for War first saw her - and it is still known as 'The Profumo Pool'.

Meghan will stay at Cliveden House Hotel (pictured), on the National Trust's Cliveden Estate, with her mother Doria. It was owned by Lord Astor and his family until it was bought by investors in 2012
Meghan will stay at Cliveden House Hotel (pictured), on the National Trust's Cliveden Estate, with her mother Doria. It was owned by Lord Astor and his family until it was bought by investors in 2012

Meghan will stay at Cliveden House Hotel (pictured), on the National Trust's Cliveden Estate, with her mother Doria. It was owned by Lord Astor and his family until it was bought by investors in 2012

Cliveden House hotel in Taplow, Berkshire, can cost £445-a-night for a Club Room like this one but suites cost £1,500
Cliveden House hotel in Taplow, Berkshire, can cost £445-a-night for a Club Room like this one but suites cost £1,500

Cliveden House hotel in Taplow, Berkshire, can cost £445-a-night for a Club Room like this one but suites cost £1,500

Coworth Park 

Marquee room: The Mansion House Premium Suite 

Room facilities: Minibar, fresh flowers, bottle of chilled Laurent-Perrier champagne on arrival, copper roll-top bathtub, Bang & Olufsen television and polo field views.

Price: From £1,200 - £1,500 a night

Spa: Complete with atmospheric indoor pool, private sun terrace and spacious eucalyptus-infused steam room

Breakfast: Full English with Coworth Park sausages, Baron Bigod and bacon toasted croissant, grilled Manx kippers, waffles with caramelised banana and Scottish oat porridge.

Extras: Polo at Coworth Park and the Equestrian Centre are both open to hotel and non-hotel guests. 

Owner: Coworth Park is owned by the Sultan of Brunei's Dorchester hotel group.

History: William and Harry play regularly on Coworth Park's world class polo grounds, which are managed by Guards Polo Club, and last year Meghan watched her then boyfriend play on the pitch.

Cliveden House 

Marquee room: The Prince of Wales suite 

Room facilities: Decorated with antiques and original works of art, handmade king size bed, views over the Parterre and access to the honesty bar.

Price: Around £1,500 a night

Spa: Bespoke body treatments, acupressure and anti-ageing techniques, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, squash courts, gymnasium and hot tubs

Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the André Garrett restaurant

Extras: Boat picnics on the Thames, Champagne cruises and flotilla lunches. 

Owner: Cliveden House is a privately-owned Grade I listed stately home. It was built in 1666 by the 2nd Duke of Buckingham as a gift to his mistress

History: Cliveden famously hosted the 1961 summer party where John Profumo would meet Christine Keeler and launch the affair that almost destroyed Harold Macmillan's Tory government. 

The five star mansion, near the village of Teplow on the border of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire is roughly 15 minutes away by car to the wedding venue. 

It has been chosen for its secluded location and privacy. 

Doria has been keeping a low profile over recent weeks in the run up to Saturday's nuptials, and has been photographed out and about near her home in Los Angeles. 

The yoga instructor and social worker has been described by Meghan as a 'free spirited clinical therapist' and she has been seen alongside Meghan at a number of public events.

Prince Harry, who has described her as 'amazing' flew Doria out to Toronto to join Meghan and himself at the Invictus Games last year.

Royal experts said at the time that Harry's decision to invite Meghan's mum to join them at the closing ceremony of his Invictus Games was 'hugely significant.'  

Doria was already expected to have an 'important role' during the ceremony. It is thought she will ride with Meghan in the car to the chapel in Windsor Castle. 

On the go: The 61-year-old yoga instructor and social worker got picked up at her California home as she made her way to LAX
On the go: The 61-year-old yoga instructor and social worker got picked up at her California home as she made her way to LAX
On the go: The 61-year-old yoga instructor and social worker got picked up at her California home as she made her way to LAX
On the go: The 61-year-old yoga instructor and social worker got picked up at her California home as she made her way to LAX

On the go: The 61-year-old yoga instructor and social worker got picked up at her California home as she made her way to LAX on Tuesday 

The former yoga instructor and social worker is expected to see Meghan and Prince Harry first, before meeting the Queen (pictured today) and other senior royals for the first time
The former yoga instructor and social worker is expected to see Meghan and Prince Harry first, before meeting the Queen (pictured today) and other senior royals for the first time

The former yoga instructor and social worker is expected to see Meghan and Prince Harry first, before meeting the Queen (pictured today) and other senior royals for the first time

Doria with her daughter Meghan at the Invictus Games closing ceremony
Doria with her daughter Meghan at the Invictus Games closing ceremony
Prince Harry and Meghan
Prince Harry and Meghan

Doria, (left, with her daughter) has been keeping a low profile ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding (the couple, pictured right) 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding in numbers

0 - Maids of Honour - all the bridesmaids will be children

1 - Best man - Harry's brother, the Duke of Cambridge

1 - Hour - the length of the wedding ceremony

2 - Diamonds from Diana, Princess of Wales's collection used for Meghan's engagement ring, plus one from Botswana

3 - Diana's siblings at the service

6 - Harry's position in line to the throne

6 - Windsor Grey horses taking part in the carriage ride

7 - Charities Harry and Meghan picked to receive public donations instead of wedding gifts

16 - The wedding will be the 16th royal wedding or blessing to take place in St George's Chapel since 1863 

200 - Guests invited to the Frogmore House evening reception

600 - Congregation in St George's Chapel

2,640 - People specially invited into the grounds of the castle

5,000 - UK and international media accredited in Windsor

100,000 - Estimated number of visitors in Windsor on the day 

Thomas Markle, 73, revealed that he is having major heart surgery today, coming just hours after it appeared Meghan had convinced her father to change his mind and attend the nuptials, when he announced he wouldn't be coming on Monday.

He said he didn't want to embarrass his daughter any further after the Mail on Sunday revealed he had staged paparazzi shots for money. 

Before again changing his mind, Thomas said he believed his ex-wife Doria would be a 'good choice' to give their daughter away.

Doria is the clear favorite to walk her down the aisle if Thomas is not cleared by doctors to fly.

Prince Charles is 2/1 with the bookies to step in while Prince William is 5/1 to take Meghan into St George's before starting his duties as Harry's best man.

There have also been a flurry of bets on Meghan walking down the aisle alone. 

Doria made her way to LAX just one day after it was reported that she quit her job at a mental health clinic.   

According to Us Weekly, the 61-year-old social worker she left her role at the Los Angeles clinic she had been working at to pursue her goal of starting her own private practice following her daughter's nuptials.

'Doria is no longer working at the mental health clinic in the Los Angeles area. It was Doria's decision to leave,' a source told the outlet. 'She has talked about starting her own private practice, focusing on working with elderly patients.' 

The reports about Doria's decision to quit her job come just one week after it was revealed that she had met with TV legend Oprah Winfrey at her $88 million Los Angeles home in order to discuss ideas for a tell-all interview. 

According to the Mirror Online, the duo spent six hours together going over potential topics that could be covered during a sit-down, with a source saying that they focused particularly on race and the role that it has played in Harry and Meghan's relationship.  

'Oprah and Doria spent a long time chatting and they got on really well,' the source said.

'The most important and significant issue they spoke about was race and how badly some people had reacted to Meghan and Harry. 

'What happened to Meghan and Harry was disgusting and they and all of their families were horrified. It's an issue close to both Doria and Oprah, who have both suffered racism.' 

However, the interview reportedly needs to be approved by Meghan, Harry, and Buckingham Palace before it is recorded. 

Growing up, Meghan lived with her mother in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles.  

The Suits star's mother, Doria, and her father, Thomas, divorced when she was six years old.

Meghan's father, Thomas Markle, has once again pulled out of his daughter's big day, revealing that he needs to have major heart surgery this morning
Meghan's father, Thomas Markle, has once again pulled out of his daughter's big day, revealing that he needs to have major heart surgery this morning
The surgery seems to be the final end to speculation surrounding Thomas' attendance
The surgery seems to be the final end to speculation surrounding Thomas' attendance

Meghan's father, Thomas Markle, has once again pulled out of his daughter's big day, revealing that he needs to have major heart surgery this morning

Megan Markle's family members Tracey and Tyler Dooley leave their hotel in Waterloo, Central London, ahead of Megan Markle's marriage to Prince Harry, although they thought to be  invited to the big day
Megan Markle's family members Tracey and Tyler Dooley leave their hotel in Waterloo, Central London, ahead of Megan Markle's marriage to Prince Harry, although they thought to be  invited to the big day

Megan Markle's family members Tracey and Tyler Dooley leave their hotel in Waterloo, Central London, ahead of Megan Markle's marriage to Prince Harry, although they thought to be invited to the big day

Extended family: Meghan's nephews Tyler (R) and Thomas Dooley and their mother, Tracy Dooley (L), are in London for the wedding but they aren't thought to be attending the ceremony
Extended family: Meghan's nephews Tyler (R) and Thomas Dooley and their mother, Tracy Dooley (L), are in London for the wedding but they aren't thought to be attending the ceremony
'What a journey so far!' Shortly after arriving in London, Tyler began sharing images of the trip on his Facebook page
'What a journey so far!' Shortly after arriving in London, Tyler began sharing images of the trip on his Facebook page

Extended family: Meghan's nephews Tyler and Thomas Dooley and their mother, Tracy Dooley (pictured together right), are in London for the wedding but they aren't thought to be attending the ceremony

Harry and Meghan's very modern wedding: Couple break with royal tradition to choose their FRIENDS' children to be bridesmaids and page boys alongside Prince George and Princess Charlotte

By: Mark Duell for MailOnline 

Most of the bridesmaids and page boys at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be their best friends' children, it was revealed today.

The wedding at Windsor Castle will have an unconventional feel after the couple looked outside of the royal family for the ten boys and girls to take part.

Just two of the youngsters involved in the wedding party are royals - Harry's niece, Princess Charlotte, three, and his nephew, four-year-old Prince George.

The three children of Meghan's best friend Jessica Mulroney - twins Brian and John, seven, and daughter Ivy, four - will also walk down the aisle on Saturday. Their father is Ben Mulroney, the son of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney.

The bridesmaids for the service at St George's Chapel in the castle grounds include Harry's goddaughters, Zalie Warren, two, and Florence van Cutsem, three. 

Prince George and Princess Charlotte, pictured on the way to meet their new baby brother who was named Prince Louis, at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, on April 27
Prince George and Princess Charlotte, pictured on the way to meet their new baby brother who was named Prince Louis, at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, on April 27

Prince George and Princess Charlotte, pictured on the way to meet their new baby brother who was named Prince Louis, at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, on April 27

The three children of Meghan's best friend Jessica Mulroney - twins Brian and John, seven, and daughter Ivy, four - are pictured with their mother arriving at London Heathrow Airport today
The three children of Meghan's best friend Jessica Mulroney - twins Brian and John, seven, and daughter Ivy, four - are pictured with their mother arriving at London Heathrow Airport today

The three children of Meghan's best friend Jessica Mulroney - twins Brian and John, seven, and daughter Ivy, four - are pictured with their mother arriving at London Heathrow Airport today

Also involved are 36-year-old Meghan's goddaughters, sisters Remi and Rylan Litt, aged six and seven respectively, and four-year-old Ivy Mulroney.

The other pageboys are 33-year-old Harry's godson, Jasper Dyer, aged six, and seven-year-old twin brothers Brian and John Mulroney.

Florence's cousin Grace van Cutsem famously stole the show in 2011 at William and Kate's wedding when she covered her ears on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

Kensington Palace announced this morning that Harry's niece and nephew would be among Meghan's young helpers at the nuptials in Windsor this weekend. 

Remi, six and Rylan Litt, seven, will be among the six bridesmaids at this Saturday's wedding
Remi, six and Rylan Litt, seven, will be among the six bridesmaids at this Saturday's wedding
Six-year-old Jasper Dyer, pictured with his father Mark Dyer, will be a page boy at the wedding
Six-year-old Jasper Dyer, pictured with his father Mark Dyer, will be a page boy at the wedding

Remi, six and Rylan Litt, seven, (left) will be among the six bridesmaids at this Saturday's wedding. Six-year-old Jasper Dyer, pictured with his father Mark Dyer, (right) will be a page boy at the wedding

Meghan is godmother to her friend Benita Litt's two daughters Remi, six and Rylan, seven, and she is thought to have spent Christmas with the family in 2016 (pictured)
Meghan is godmother to her friend Benita Litt's two daughters Remi, six and Rylan, seven, and she is thought to have spent Christmas with the family in 2016 (pictured)

Meghan is godmother to her friend Benita Litt's two daughters Remi, six and Rylan, seven, and she is thought to have spent Christmas with the family in 2016 (pictured)

Charlotte and George are already skilled in the role, having performed the duty for the Duchess of Cambridge's sister, Pippa Matthews, last year. 

Harry has paid tribute to former mentor and close friend Mark Dyer by requesting his son Jasper as a pageboy.

Meanwhile Meghan has publicly recognised one of her best friends, stylist Mrs Mulroney, by choosing her twin sons to take part in the wedding.

Mr Dyer, a redhead like the prince, was a supportive big brother figure for Harry during the 1990s and early 2000s.

It was during that period that the teenager was coming to terms with the death of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in Paris in 1997. 

Mrs Mulroney and her family were seen arriving at London Heathrow Airport today.

Zalie Warren is the daughter of Jake Warren, son of the Queen's bloodstock and racing adviser John Warren, and his wife Zoe.  
 

 'We'll have to wait and see': Meghan Markle's nephew says family still hope her father can make royal wedding despite him saying he will undergo major heart surgery later today

BySarah Whiteand Mark Duelland Cheyenne Roundtreeand Alex Robertson For Mailonlineand Rebecca English for the Daily Mail 

The nephew of Meghan Markle has said his family are still hopeful that her father can make the royal wedding despite him saying he will undergo major heart surgery today.

Tyler Dooley refused to rule out that Thomas Markle would fly to the UK before the big day in Windsor on Saturday.

He told MailOnline: 'We all hope [that he'll make it]. But we'll just have to wait and see.' 

When asked if he was excited about the Royal Wedding, he said: 'I'm excited, yeah.' 

Thomas, 73, who lives in Mexico, revealed that doctors will 'go in and clear blockage, repair damage, and put a stent where it is needed' during the operation, which will take place at 3.30pm UK time (7.30pm local time).

Thomas Dooley
Thomas Dooley
Thomas Markle
Thomas Markle

Tyler Dooley (pictured in London) refused to rule out that Thomas Markle (right, in Mexico) would fly to the UK before the big day in Windsor on Saturday

'She's NOT going to tell me I can't speak about my life': Meghan's half-sister faces backlash after launching an astonishing attack on royal bride-to-be 

ByEd Riley For Mailonline

Royal fans have hit out at Meghan Markle's half-sister after she launched a stinging  attack on the bride-to-be saying that she has no right to try and censor her.   

Samantha Markle has given a bombshell interview to US media where she insisted she had 'freedom of speech' and has every right to speak out.

The mother-of-three, who has given a series of meddling media interviews in recent weeks laid into Meghan amid claims she is upset about her airing her views.

She tore into the future princess just days after wading into the fake paparazzi row when her father staged fake paparazzi shots for money.

It came a day after she gave an interview to Good Morning Britain where she was accused of being a 'vulture'
It came a day after she gave an interview to Good Morning Britain where she was accused of being a 'vulture'
Meghan pictured alongside Samantha Markle in 2008
Meghan pictured alongside Samantha Markle in 2008

Samantha Markle has given a bombshell interview to US media where she insisted she had 'freedom of speech'

In the explosive rant the 53-year-old said: 'She's not going to tell me that I can't speak about my life'

And she fumed: 'I'm not going to take it. She's way out of her league to tell me that I can't speak.'

After the astonishing clip emerged royal well-wishers blasted the 53-year-old telling her: 'The world can't wait for you to go away.' 

The verbal attack came as Meghan's mother Doria touched down in the UK for an emotional reunion with her daughter as she prepares to meet the royal family for the first time, and preparations continued in Windsor for the big day on Saturday.

Meanwhile Meghan's father Thomas Markle, who appeared to confirm today that he wasn't coming to the wedding, prepared to have a heart operation at 3.30pm UK time.

Royal fans swerve Windsor tent ban by camping in sleeping bags in the street as wedding fever ramps up with just three days to go until the big day 

By Mark Duell for MailOnline

With just three days to go until the wedding of the year, anticipation is mounting around the world.

But it would be tough to find anyone more dedicated than these four royal fans who are already sleeping out overnight in Windsor ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's marriage on Saturday.

The fans, who are kitted out in Union Jack flags and clothing bearing the couple's faces, have set up camp behind the barriers on the route that the royal procession will take through the Berkshire town. 

Thames Valley Police are enforcing a no tent rule in the run-up to the big day for security reasons, forcing people to sleep in the open air or on fold up chairs, with some using sleeping bags on the pavement.

These royal fans are already sleeping overnight in Windsor ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on Saturday
These royal fans are already sleeping overnight in Windsor ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on Saturday

These royal fans are already sleeping overnight in Windsor ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on Saturday

The fans have set up camp behind the barriers on the route that the royal procession will take through the Berkshire town
The fans have set up camp behind the barriers on the route that the royal procession will take through the Berkshire town

The fans have set up camp behind the barriers on the route that the royal procession will take through the Berkshire town

The fans are kitted out in Union Jack flags and clothing bearing the couple’s faces, ahead of the big day on Saturday
The fans are kitted out in Union Jack flags and clothing bearing the couple’s faces, ahead of the big day on Saturday

The fans are kitted out in Union Jack flags and clothing bearing the couple's faces, ahead of the big day on Saturday

Thames Valley Police are enforcing a no tent rule in the run-up to the wedding on Saturday for security reasons
Thames Valley Police are enforcing a no tent rule in the run-up to the wedding on Saturday for security reasons

Thames Valley Police are enforcing a no tent rule in the run-up to the wedding on Saturday for security reasons

Royalists are now a major fixture at wedding and funerals, with hundreds trying to bag key spots along procession routes days in advance, but some have criticised the ban on camping as 'really sad'.

Carl Martin, 33, a royal fan from Felixstowe, Suffolk, said he received an email from the council telling him that 'camping will not be allowed... but folding chairs and some form of cover will be allowed'.

It comes after police were seen clearing away sleeping bags and other possessions belonging to homeless people ahead of the royal wedding.

Windsor Council leader Simon Dudley had called for homeless people to be removed from the streets because they would show the borough in an 'unfavourable light'. 

The bishop uncle, an outspoken half-sister and a cannabis farmer nephew: How Meghan Markle's estranged family have turned the royal wedding into a VERY colourful affair

By Ed Riley For Mailonline 

Meghan Markle's family have done their best to steal the spotlight off the royal bride-to-be ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry this weekend.

Never far from controversy, the extended Markle clan have hit the headlines over the past few months, using their new found fame to exploit the family name.

The future princess' family are a mix of colourful characters that include a reformed alcoholic, a bishop, and even a cannabis farmer.

Some have even started arriving in the UK ahead of the nuptials this Saturday, as they prepare to give a round of media interviews about the marriage.

Here we look at some of Prince Harry's future in laws that will soon be forever linked with the royal family:

Tracey Dooley, 52

The recovering alcoholic, who sells advertising was once married to Meghan's half brother, Thomas Markle Jr.

She was pictured arriving at Heathrow with her sons Tyler and Thomas, and are in the UK to conduct a round of interviews - even though she hasn't seen Meghan for around 20 years.

She is documenting her stay in London on a Facebook page 'Royal Wedding with the Dooley Markles' where she has uploaded a selection of pictures of famous landmarks.

Tracey Dooley, 52
Tracey Dooley, 52
Meghan Markle's nephew Tyler with Tracy
Meghan Markle's nephew Tyler with Tracy

The recovering alcoholic (left, and right, with her son Tyler) sells advertising and was once married to Meghan's half brother, Thomas Markle Jr

The Dooleys arriving at London's Heathrow. From left to right: Tyler, his girlfriend Sandra Bazan, Tracy, and far right Thomas
The Dooleys arriving at London's Heathrow. From left to right: Tyler, his girlfriend Sandra Bazan, Tracy, and far right Thomas

The Dooleys arriving at London's Heathrow. From left to right: Tyler, his girlfriend Sandra Bazan, Tracy, and far right Thomas

Tyler Dooley, 25

Tracey's son Tyler is developing a strain of cannabis called 'Markle's Sparkle' in the US state of Oregon, known for its relaxed drug laws.

He considers himself a 'pioneer' in the legal production of the drug in California.

He claims to have last spoken to Meghan three years ago - and remembers her babysitting them when they were younger.

Tracey's son Tyler is developing a strain of cannabis called 'Markle's Sparkle' in the US state of Oregon, known for its relaxed drug laws
Tracey's son Tyler is developing a strain of cannabis called 'Markle's Sparkle' in the US state of Oregon, known for its relaxed drug laws

Tracey's son Tyler is developing a strain of cannabis called 'Markle's Sparkle' in the US state of Oregon, known for its relaxed drug laws

Thomas Markle Jr, 50 (Meghan's half brother)

Mr Markle Jr - Meghan's estranged half brother - works as a jobbing glass fitter in Grants Pass, Oregon, and along with his girlfriend Darlene Blount, 37, spent time in prison recently.

She allegedly assaulted her boyfriend on New Year's Day, and a year earlier he allegedly held a gun to her head. Both charges were dropped.

He wrote a letter to Prince Harry describing Meghan as a 'jaded, shallow, conceited woman that will make a joke of you and the royal family heritage.'

Thomas Jnr then grew up in the same household as his father, sister Samantha, step-mother Doria and half sister Meghan. 

Thomas Markle Jr (pictured) works as a jobbing glass fitter in Grants Pass, Oregon
Thomas Markle Jr (pictured) works as a jobbing glass fitter in Grants Pass, Oregon

Thomas Markle Jr (pictured) works as a jobbing glass fitter in Grants Pass, Oregon

Roslyn Markle, 71 (Meghan's stepmother)

Meghan's stepmother, was once married to Meghan's father. She is the mother of Meghan's two half siblings, Thomas Markle Jr and Samantha Grant.

Thomas Markle, 73

Meghan's father was a workaholic who already had two children from his first marriage to Rosyln Loveless when he met Doria, Meghan's mother.

He worked in showbusiness, winning awards for lighting direction, and won £560,000 on the lottery which allowed Meghan to be privately educated.

But he split with his wife and left LA for Mexico after declaring himself bankrupt with credit card debts of £24,180.

He now lives as a recluse in Rosarito in Mexico.

Samantha Markle, 53 

Meghan's half sister admits she hasn't spoken to Meghan in almost a decade, but plans to release a book called The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister.

She has launched a number of verbal attacks at Meghan, and hit out when it she wasn't invited. She hasn't seen her half sister for ten years.

Samantha, a writer and counsellor who is based in Florida and sometimes uses the surname Grant, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2008.

Samantha, a writer and counsellor who is based in Florida, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2008
Samantha, a writer and counsellor who is based in Florida, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2008

Samantha, a writer and counsellor who is based in Florida, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2008

Meghan's teenage niece Noel Rasmussen, 19, is estranged from her mother Samantha
Meghan's teenage niece Noel Rasmussen, 19, is estranged from her mother Samantha

Meghan's teenage niece Noel Rasmussen, 19, is estranged from her mother Samantha

Noel Rasmussen, 19

Meghan's teenage niece is estranged from her mother Samantha, and lives with her grandmother Roslyn Markle, Thomas's first wife in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

She has defended Meghan from attacks by her own mother, saying she has spent 'years' telling her how much she hates the future princess.

'She wanted to be nice, to say how much she loves her sister - but after years of telling me and the rest of the family how much she hates Meghan and what a horrible woman Meghan is, which isn't true.'

Michael Markle, 78

Meghan's uncle, retired diplomat Michael Markle, worked for the US Air Force and lives in Florida, and is Thomas Markle's brother.

During his career he worked in Ottawa, Bucharest, Berlin and Guam, and used his connections to help Meghan get a job at the US embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Frederick Markle

Thomas Markle's other brother Fred, is a bishop. He is the leader at the Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church in the US, in Florida, where he goes under the name Bishop Dismas.

He is said to be a recluse and is rarely seen outside of the church, which used to have a congregation of around 40, but is now only attended by the Bishop himself.  
  

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