It’s a sure sign the new royal baby will be here any day: Meghan Markle’s mom has touched down on British soil! 

Doria Ragland, who lives and works in Los Angeles, has reportedly made the trip across the pond to be by her daughter’s side as she welcomes her first child with Prince Harry, according to Entertainment Tonight. The grandma-to-be and her daughter share a close relationship, and Ragland was the only member of Meghan’s family to attend the royal wedding last year. 

The Duchess of Sussex hasn’t been seen in public for a few weeks, and is officially on maternity leave from her royal duties. As the world clamors for updates on all things royal baby, the palace has been tight-lipped on details surrounding couple’s impending arrival.

Will Meghan give birth in a hospital, or are rumors she may be planning a homebirth true? We know we won’t learn of the baby’s birth right away, but how long will we be made to wait? Is the baby a boy or a girl? Will the name honor Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana? Is it possible the baby has already been born as some royal watchers speculate? 

So much fodder for the office baby pool! 

Alas, it seems we’ll have to settle for taking a page out of the Queen’s book and “Keep Calm and Carry On” as we wait and wonder—and obsessively stalk the couple’s Instagram and Kensington Palace Twitter accounts. 

Carolyn Moore

Carolyn traded a career in local TV news for a gig as a stay-at-home mom, where the days are just as busy and the pay is only slightly worse. She lives in flyover country with her husband and four young kids, and occasionally writes about raising them at Assignment Mom