Is Meghan Markle's Mom Moving into Frogmore Cottage?

Doria Ragland has arrived in London ahead of the newest royal's birth.

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Though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stayed relatively tight-lipped about the arrival of the youngest royal (and plan to keep the birth private—that is, no Lindo Wing photo op like the ones we got following Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis's births), this weekend we got one big clue that the big day is imminent: Doria Ragland arrived in London on Sunday.

The grandmother-to-be flew to the U.K. from her hometown of Los Angeles, Entertainment Tonight reported yesterday. According to a few sources, it seems Ragland will be staying at Frogmore Cottage, the home near Windsor Castle where the royal couple moved earlier this year from Kensington, home to Kate and Wills.

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Ragland's arrival, though certainly expected (she and Meghan have always been close, sources say), has prompted—as virtually anything surrounding the young royals is wont to do—much speculation on her long-term plans. Will she move permanently into Frogmore? Will Harry and Meghan—the hip, modern royals—forego multiple nannies in favor of babysitting from grandma? Will royal tradition implode at the idea of such newfangled ideas?

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Well, unfortunately for Doria fans (I, personally, would love to see more of her with Meghan, Harry, and the whole family), it appears the answer is no. As People reports, Doria is, indeed, only visiting, and will return to L.A. after the birth. After all, she does have a job in social work and her dogs back home, and sources report she's hesitant to make a permanent international move. That's not to say that she won't be an involved grandmother, though.


Besides, if some dribs of gossip churned up this past weekend are to be believed, there's a chance the Sussexes won't be raising their little one at Frogmore, after all, but will relocate to Africa—but that's a whole other story.

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