Ever since Meghan Markle’s friends organised an intimate baby shower for her at the Mark Hotel in New York City back in February, the Duchess of Sussex’s pre-baby celebrations have been a talking point.
From the A-list attendees (we’re talking Amal Clooney, Abigail Spencer and Serena Williams) to the rumoured flower arranging class and the sweet, edible gifts she gave to her guests, the details of the private gathering were widely discussed – and so was the supposed reaction of the queen.
But in contrast to what many thought was the case; Meghan Markle didn’t actually get in trouble with the queen over her baby shower. Instead, the former Suits actress was simply informed about the fact that it was not in line with the way British royals celebrate these occasions.
‘She was made aware that in Kensington Palace and the royal family, that’s not the way they do it with a big, flashy baby shower like the one she had in NYC,’ a source told Us Weekly.
The Queen’s former spokesperson, Dickie Arbiter, expressed a similar opinion to Us Weekly last week. ‘Baby showers, it’s very much an American thing. We don’t do it here in the U.K.,’ he shared. ‘It was a bit over the top in terms of expense and the way she got there.’
That being said, the mother-to-be is said to be organising another small gathering of five or six people at Buckingham Palace to celebrate. And of course, Doria should be there.
There’s not long now until Baby Sussex arrives!