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Meghan Markle's mum finally lands in London and is whisked away under royal guard - even her wedding outfit gets protection

Mirror logo Mirror 16/05/2018 Jessica Gibb

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Meghan Markle's mum has finally touched down in London - and is being given the full royal treatment.

Doria Ragland stepped off her gruelling almost 11-hour flight and was quietly ushered into a Jaguar that is part of the royal fleet.

She was then taken to Heathrow's VIP Windsor Suite where she was greeted by Meghan's personal assistant.

a person driving a car: Credits: Constant Media © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Constant Media Her arrival comes after the devastating news Meghan's dad is being prepped for major heart surgery and won't make it to Windsor Castle to walk the former Suits star down the aisle.

As Meghan's mother arrived to save the day, Prince Harry's aides were on hand to collect her baggage - including her Burberry wedding outfit.

Doria was seen clutching the garment bag herself as she left her home in LA but the outfit is now under royal guard.

She won't have long to recover from her long flight as she's set to be reunited with Meghan and Prince Harry this afternoon.

Doria will then meet the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla and Prince William and his wife Kate before the big day.

a car parked in a luggage bag: Credits: Constant Media © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Constant Media Her arrival comes after Meghan's dad Thomas Markle announced he won't be attending the wedding on Saturday because he's due to have heart surgery.

Harry is fond of his future mum-in-law and has previously said during a chat about Meghan: “Her mum’s amazing”.

Doria, who lives in Los Angeles, is already expected to have an "important role" during the ceremony.

a person sitting at a table with a vase of flowers: Credits: Splash News © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Splash News It's thought she will ride with Meghan in the car to the chapel in Windsor Castle.

She could also walk her daughter down the aisle in the absence of her father.

With less than a week to go until her big day, Meghan Markle has been hit with the devastating news that her father will NOT walk her down the aisle. 

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The bride has been left with a gaping hole in a crucial part of her plans as she prepares to marry Prince Harry on Saturday.

Traditionally, it is the bride's father who walks his daughter down the aisle and presents her to the groom.

a couple of guys posing for a picture: Credits: Patrick McMullan © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Patrick McMullan Now Meghan's mum Doria Ragland is being tipped to step in and accompany her daughter down the aisle instead.

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