Doria Ragland, an American former makeup artist, is better known as Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. She is also a business owner, yogi, clinical therapist, and social worker.
Early Life of Doria Ragland
Doria Ragland was born on September 2, 1956, to parents Alvin Azell Ragland (father) and Jeanette Arnold (mother). Jeanette, her mother, was a nurse, and Alvin, her father, was an antique dealer. Her birthplace is Cleveland, Ohio, and she was born under the sign of Virgo.
Doria is of African-American ethnicity and has American nationality. She grew up in Los Angeles after migrating from Ohio. Later, when she had older maternal half-siblings, Joseph Jr and Saundra Johnson, and a younger paternal half-brother, Joffrey Ragland, her parents divorced.
Doria attended Fairfax High School, which is located in Fairfax, Virginia. In 2011, she received her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. She later earned her clinical social worker license. She has also pursued a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
After graduating from high school, Ragland worked as a makeup artist. She later worked at the General Hospital television studio. She also worked as a travel agent and ran a small business before declaring bankruptcy in the mid-2000s. Doria has previously worked as a flight attendant.
After earning a Master of Social Work in 2011, she passed her social work licensing exam in California in 2015. She then began working as a social worker and regularly participates in various social activities. She worked for Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, a mental health clinic in Culver City, California, for about three years. She resigned from the clinic in May 2018, shortly after her daughter Meghan’s wedding ceremony.
Doria has also worked as a yoga instructor and is regarded as one of the most successful Yoga Instructors. She has attended public events such as the Invictus Games and the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women with her daughter.
In September 2020, she took over as CEO of an elderly care home company. Then she was added to the roster of senior figures at Loving Kindness Senior Care Management. Ragland has also encouraged her daughter and son-in-law to help out at Project Angel Food. Then her daughter and son-in-law decided to assist those in need as a result of COVID-19.
Married Life of Doria Ragland
Doria Ragland is now a single woman. So she is no longer married to her husband. Doria previously married Thomas Markle. Thomas, her ex-husband, is a lighting director and photographer.
Ragland and Thomas, who were of different races, first met in the late 1970s at a Hollywood studio. They gradually fall in love. Doria and Thomas married on December 23, 1979, in Los Angeles’ Self-Realisation Fellowship Temple.
They later became parents to Meghan Markle, who was born on August 4, 1981. Doria and Meghan divorced when Megan was six years old. Before the divorce, they had been married for seven years. Despite the fact that the couple divorced, they shared equal responsibility for raising their child. Doria is still single after her divorce.
Doria Ragland’s Relationship with her Daughter Meghan
Doria Ragland and her daughter have a very close relationship. Meghan is her one and only child. Her daughter also admires and loves her mother. Doria has also been close to her son-in-law.
She also attended her daughter’s royal wedding in 2018. Doria also referred to her daughter Meghan as a flower.
Net Worth of Doria Ragland
According to reports, Doria Ragland has a net worth of $5 million. She amassed a sizable net worth as a former make-up artist, business owner, yoga instructor, and community worker. She has led a lavish lifestyle thanks to her earnings.
Height of Doria Ragland
Doria Ragland stands 5 feet 5 inches tall, or 1.6 meters. Her body weight is approximately 57kg (125 pounds). Dori’s hair is black, and her eyes are dark brown. She also wears dreadlocks and a nose ring.