Meghan Markle’s Mom Made Snacks for Oscar de la Renta’s Team

Doria Ragland and Meghan Markle.
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Here is a nice story. Doria Ragland, mother of Meghan Markle and friend to Oprah Winfrey, reportedly brought snacks to Oscar de la Renta designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia while they were fitting her for her mint-green royal wedding ensemble. This sounds very sweet, and also savvy, because it’s probably a good idea to get on the good side of the people who will be dressing you for one of the biggest media events of the year.

Kim and Garcia told the website Buro Middle East that Markle’s assistant was the first to reach out to them, and told them that while Markle’s wedding gown would be made by another designer (Givenchy), she still wanted an American designer represented at the royal wedding. The duo agreed to design a look for Markle’s mother, and then flew out to L.A. to meet Ragland, who they say brought snacks to the fitting.