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Tea with the in-laws! Meghan Markle's mum Doria Ragland enjoys tea with Prince Charles and Camilla

The wedding festivities have well and truly begun!

By Candice Mehta-Culjak

Meghan Markle's mum Doria Ragland has been treated to a private tea with Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

Prince Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, were also present for the first meeting of their future in-laws at Clarence House, Charles and Camilla's London residence.

According to the Mail Online, the rendezvous was 'very jolly' and Charles and Camilla got on 'extremely well' with Doria.

The 61-year-old yoga instructor and social worker is now set to meet with the Queen ahead of the royal wedding on Saturday.

The mother-of-the-bride touched down in the UK on Wednesday.

Doria's presence will undoubtedly be a comforting one for the bride-to-be as she continues to grapple with the news that her dad, Thomas Markle Sr., will not be attending the royal wedding.

Meghan is said to share an incredibly close bond with her mum.
Meghan is said to share an incredibly close bond with her mum.

Thomas, a former lighting director who lives in a small town in Mexico, pulled out of the important day due to reports that he staged paparazzi photos of himself ahead of the nuptials.

He then changed his mind and decided he would like to attend the wedding after all, but ultimately his health prevented him from doing that.

The 73-year-old was recently forced to undergo emergency heart surgery to "clear blockages" and "repair damage" after suffering a heart attack some eight days ago. He is now recovering in hospital.

Thomas is pictured with a newborn Meghan.
Thomas is pictured with a newborn Meghan.

According to The Sun, Doria is furious with her ex-partner over the scandal dubbed the "Markle debacle" by UK media.

A source told the publication: "Thomas and Doria are currently barely speaking to one another. He is trying to make peace after everything that has happened."

"Their relationship had been hanging by a thread for months before the staged photo scandals."

"He had told friends that he wanted to come with the peace gesture for an appeasement before the wedding and his daughter's big day, but his recent actions have crushed that."

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There is still no official confirmation as to who will walk the 36-year-old actress down the aisle as she weds Prince Harry in a Saturday ceremony at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

However, there's speculation her beloved mother or even father-in-law-to-be may take on the important role.