Meghan Markle’s mum runs 5k for suicide prevention charity she used to work for

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Doria Ragland raised her arms in victory as she completed the 21st annual Alive and Running for Suicide Prevention alongside fellow participants. The Duchess of Sussex’s mother blended in with the crowd, clad in a pink T-shirt, black leggings and red and black trainers. Her mobile phone could be seen sticking out of the top of her leggings and she wore a sweater tied around her waist.

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Doria, 63, was part of the event which raised over £373,500 ($460,000) for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Centre.

Doria previously worked as a social worker for the charity which educates more than 20,000 people each year on how to spot signs of a person being is at risk of suicide.

Firefighters, first responders and members of the FBI are all shown exactly what to look out for when dealing with members of the public.

meghan-markle-mumMeghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland completed a 5k run in Los Angeles for suicide prevention (Image: GETTY)

meghan-markle-doria-ragland-royalsDoria, 63, looked jubilant as she crossed the line (Image: GETTY)

Meghan previously revealed her mum worked “specifically with the geriatric community” and described her as a “free-spitted clinical therapist”.

The charity also runs a crisis line in English and Spanish offering support to people contemplating suicide.

Doria, a yoga teacher, has kept a low profile since her daughter was thrust onto the world stage when her relationship with Prince Harry became public.

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meghan-markle-doria-ragland-royalsDoria took part in the 5k run as her daugher and grandson were in South Africa

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