Meghan Markles mum Doria Ragland supports her leaving UK with Prince Harry after anxiety attacks


MEGHAN Markle’s mum fully supports her decision to step down from Royal duties after she started suffering anxiety attacks, a pal claims.

The Duchess of Sussex’s 63-year-old mother, Doria Ragland, has given her actress daughter her full backing after she and Prince Harry decided to move part-time to Canada.

Meghan Markle with mum Doria Ragland at her wedding
Doria was growing increasingly concerned for her daughter’s mental wellbeing

An insider to The Mail Doria “was really worried about Meghan… and is relieved that her daughter is putting her mental health and well being first”.

Harry and Meghan today rejected the Queen’s wish to stay as full-time royals after a crunch Megxit summit – and are now set to seal their exit within days.

Her Majestysaid tonight she “would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family” but theDukeandDuchessof Sussex are insistent on leaving.

The couple will now go through a “period of transition” that will see them “create a new life as a young family” and spend time in both Canada and the UK.

“Heartbroken”Harry, 35, was locked in gruelling two and a half hour crunch talks at the Norfolk estate with the Queen, Prince William and dad Charles this afternoon.

The Queen tonight released a strikingly personal statementafter the summit at Sandringham – reflecting her sadness at the situation.

A friend of Meghan also revealed she has “no intention” of ever returning to the UK to live.

The Duchess previously admitted to struggling after the birth of Archie, as the friend explained Meghan was “miserable in the UK” and “wasnt sleeping well and started having anxiety attacks about her future.”

The friend added: ‘This was her plan all along, to eventually leave the UK and build her own empire with Harry.

“Doria is very much about being true to oneself and so of course she will continue to encourage Meghan to take the road less travelled.”

In her statement, Her Majesty offered her full support to the couple, but tinged with regret that they couldn’t be persuaded to stay.

The 93-year-old monarch said: “Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family. My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghans desire to create a new life as a young family.

“Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.

“Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives.

“It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK.

“These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are speaking with the Royal Family about their future roles today - with Prince William attending the crunch talks at Sandringham
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry said they did not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives, the Queen said after the summit
The Queen will host the unprecedented talks with Prince Harry
The Queen hosted the unprecedented talks with Prince Harry at the Norfolk estate this afternoon
The Queen released a statement
The Queen released a strikingly personal statement, saying she had wanted the couple to remain full-time royals but respected their wishes
Kate Middleton looked tense as she left Kensington Palace today as her husband joined the summit talks

The Queen said there were ‘complex matters’ for her family to resolve but respected Meghan and Harry’s decision

Prince Harry arrives at Sandringham for the crunch talks with the Queen
Prince Harry, believed to have arrived at Sandringham in this car, will remain a ‘valued part’ of the Royal Family, the Queen said today