Now that Meghan Markle is just weeks away from officially joining the British royal family, sources close to the former actress have recently revealed that Meghan is "barely sleeping at night" over fears that her beloved mom, Doria Ragland, has been left exposed to security risks thanks to her daughter's new high profile.
"Doria's home is in a normal suburban street in LA, and Meghan's totally overthinking the kind of dangers she might be facing," an insider said. "Her anxiety began when she did SAS training to prepare herself for possible kidnapping — but all she could think about was what if this happens to her mom?"
Meghan and her mother, Doria. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"Harry was quite shocked that Meghan would be so bold, but he supports her," a source said. "Plus, he loves Doria. He's enjoying having a motherly type around after so long without one, so he's going to ask his grandmother on Meghan's behalf. He knows all too well what it's like to worry about a parent — even when he was young he fretted about Princess Diana's safety."
In LA, where Doria is a social worker and a yoga teacher, the 61-year-old lives alone with two dogs. "She's trying to go about her life as normal, but she feels she needs to be constantly on her guard," a family friend revealed. "She hasn't told Meghan this as she doesn't want to worry her — but Meghan knows."
The friend added, "Doria and her share a bond more like sisters than mother and daughter, and even though they're thousands of miles away from each other, Meghan can tell something's not right."
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