By Alexandra Whittaker
Oct 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Doria Ragland has stood staunchly by her daughter Meghan Markle through the continuous gossip storm generated by Thomas and Samantha Markle, and it turns out she's just as maternal behind-the-scenes — even to other people. 

Mama Doria apparently makes sure those around her are staying healthy, and that includes Oscar de la Renta's creative directors. The brand's co-creative leads Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia dressed Ragland for the royal wedding, and they couldn't have higher praise for the mother-of-the-bride.

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At the initial fitting in L.A., Ragland walked in with snacks and a positive attitude. "She's so sweet. Her snacks were so cute too," Kim said in an interview with Buro.

"They were healthy snacks because she's a runner," Garcia added.

Initially, it was Meghan's team who reached out to coordinate the dress process, with her assistant reaching out to schedule a phone call between Meghan, Laura, and Fernando.

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"Meghan Markle's assistant sent us an email one night and said she would like to speak to you guys about something and this was a few months before the royal wedding so that was quite an alarming email to receive (laughs)," Garcia said.

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"I was like, there's no way she doesn't have her wedding dress figured out yet but it wasn't that and it was a very pleasant phone call. She wanted to have an American designer represented in the royal wedding because she's American."

Clearly, that worked out well! Doria looked beautiful for the big day. Note to anyone going to bridal fittings — bringing extra snacks is a genius move. 

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