Here's how Meghan Markle hid her future baby's sex from her A-list pals

And it all makes sense.

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And it all makes sense.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal baby news has dominated the past few months, with speculation building around potential god parents, baby names and of course the due date, with Meghan hinting at an April arrival.

The biggest rumours surrounded Meghan’s baby shower, with her first of two taking place in a New York penthouse with A-list friends from Amal Clooney to Serena Williams in attendance, and the second set to be held in Buckingham Palace with her closest friends.

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One attendee CBS anchor Gayle king recently spoke out about attending the shower on CBS This Morning, explaining the Duchess’ take on the present giving.

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It turns out that while Meghan was gifted a lot of exciting presents, she chose not to open any of them.

Why? Well, according to Gayle, ‘she didn’t open any of the gifts because she wants to do that when she and Harry are back together’.

This week however, it emerged that there was another reason behind Meghan's choice to open her presents in private - a fear that the gifts would reveal the sex of the baby.

'The reason they didn’t open gifts at the shower wasn’t because Meghan wanted to open the gifts with Harry,' a source reportedly told Us Weekly. 'But because they would have revealed the baby’s gender.'

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Going on to talk about the shower in general, Gayle continued: ‘A good time was had by all, that's what I'll say.’

‘She's very kind, she's very generous, and a really, really sweet person,’ Gayle went on to say about her friend. ‘I think her friends just wanted to celebrate her. Serena and her best friend who's been her best friend since she was 17, Genevieve, and her friend Jessica Mulroney. Those were the three women who put it all together. It was a very, very small, private affair and just a very special time for her.’

Well that’s just lovely.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.