Watching the mother of the bride, Doria Ragland, was undisputedly the best part of the royal wedding

Meghan Markle might have been the star of the royal wedding. However, people are also acknowledging the amazing grace of her mother and biggest supporter, Doria Ragland.

Doria Ragland with her daughter and the bride, Meghan Markle. (Photo: Getty Images)

Since the pair’s arrival at the Cliveden House Hotel on Friday, Ragland has been by her daughter’s side for the many moments that led up to Saturday’s nuptials. And although she was seemingly unaccompanied, without other friends and family, the 61-year-old fit right in when it came to the royal proceedings — even looking like British royalty herself.

Ragland exits the car to make her way into the chapel. (Photo: Getty Images)

Exiting from the back seat of a Rolls-Royce when she arrived at St. George’s Chapel, the mother of the bride was seen in a custom dress and day coat by Oscar de la Renta. Ragland also had natural locs pulled back underneath her fascinator by Stephen Jones.

Beyond how beautiful Ragland looked, it was the strong single mothers and black culture that she represented, and how eloquently she did so, that stood out to people around the world. From graceful and poised, to straight-up historic, here are a few of the reactions Ragland received:

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