Meghan Markle's mother Doria gets invited to spend Christmas with the Royals

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It has been said the the Queen was very taken with Doria following the royal wedding.

As Harry shared in their November engagement interview, "I'd been seeing her for a period of time when I literally didn't tell anybody at all".

Last year she invited the then newly engaged actress to spend Christmas with the royals, breaking years of tradition that decreed only those who had married immediate members of the royal family could join them at the lunch table.

Speaking to the Daily Express, the source said: "It's a mark of the Queen's respect for Meghan and an acknowledgment that she doesn't have any other relations in this country - unlike Kate who has the support of a very close family". "Normally, the protocol is pretty strict".

However, LA-born Meghan knows the importance of using her vote, and only last week gave a powerful speech about women's right to do so while in New Zealand ahead of the U.S. elections on Tuesday. However, they stayed not in the Royal Palace, and Anmer hall - located near the Norfolk residence of Kate and William.

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"Obviously Meghan's parents are in the United States, but the main reason [Meghan is invited] is clearly that it's what Harry wished", he continued.

According to the Daily Mail, Meghan has made such an impression on the monarch that she has invited her mother, Doria Ragland, to stay with them at Sandringham for the holidays. By the way, this honor was never offered even to relatives of Kate Middleton.

The newly minted Duchess of Sussex is now in the years-long process of applying for British citizenship, meaning that she is still an American citizen and therefore can vote by absentee ballot, though it may be something that would be frowned upon.

Meghan will attend not one but two church services on Christmas Day.

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