Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland flew into London on Wednesday afternoon, and since then, has experienced an exciting whirl of meetings and teas, as she meets Prince Harry's family for the very first time.
But today (Friday), marks perhaps the most important meeting of all – with the Prince’s grandmother, the Queen.
It’s been reported that Doria will later meet the monarch for tea at Windsor Castle, alongside her daughter Meghan and her fiance.
The introduction will, of course, be reminiscent of Meghan’s own first afternoon with Queen Elizabeth. The pair first met over tea at Buckingham Palace, where Meghan revealed that the monarch’s corgi’s lay happily at her feet.
Allegedly, Doria and the Queen’s afternoon tea will be held at 4pm – which is the time the Queen usually likes to take it.
It’s likely that the mother of the bride-to-be and the monarch, alongside Harry and Meghan, will dine on crustless finger sandwiches, with fillings including cucumber, egg mayonnaise, and ham and mustard.
The Queen usually teas her tea with no milk – and generally favours an Earl Grey. It’s also been said that she also enjoys ‘jam pennies’, round jam sandwiches served in the shape of an English penny, which Doria will surely be able to enjoy too.
The meeting comes just a day after Doria enjoyed a ‘very jolly’ afternoon with Harry’s father, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
According to royal sources, the group got on brilliantly. Later that day, at the rehearsal for the wedding, Doria also met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Newborn Prince Louis will not be attending the celebrations.
Meghan and Harry yesterday visited the location of their Windsor wedding for a lengthy rehearsal for the big ceremony tomorrow.
The royal-to-be looked bridal in a gleaming white Tuxe Bodywear blouse, and £12,000 Birks earrings.
Later this afternoon, Prince Harry will say goodbye to Meghan and her mother, before her meets her at the aisle of St. George’s Chapel at midday tomorrow.
As tradition dictates, the couple will be spending the night before their wedding apart. Prince Harry will be heading to Coworth Park Hotel in Ascot with best man Prince William. And Meghan will be spending the night at the 5* Cliveden House Hotel, in Berkshire, with her mother by her side.
The couple will then head to the ceremony at Windsor Castle tomorrow, to begin the celebrations.
We can’t wait for the big day now.