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Meghan Markle’s baby shower ‘horrified’ Palace aide who ‘rolled their eyes’

MEGHAN MARKLE’s decision to hold a baby shower ahead of Archie’s birth was deemed “common” by horrified Palace staff, according to a Royal expert.

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A seven-month pregnant Duchess of Sussex flew to New York in February 2019 to attend a baby shower party organised by her friend, Serena Williams. The extravagant bash took place in a penthouse at The Mark hotel and was attended by various stars, including Gayle King, Jessica Mulroney and Amal Clooney. However, it transpires that not everyone within the Royal Institution took a favourable view to the New York party.

Royal author and journalist Omid Scobie claimed that some Palace staff found the whole idea distinctly unbefitting for a Royal Family member.

Speaking in a new Channel 4 documentary called A Very Royal Baby: From Cradle to Crown, Mr Scobie explained: “I remember speaking to a palace aide at the time who rolled their eyes.

“They were horrified that something so common was happening within the House of Windsor.”


MEGHAN MARKLE’s decision to hold a baby shower ahead of Archie’s birth was deemed “common” (Image: Getty)


A seven-month pregnant Duchess of Sussex flew to New York in February 2019 (Image: Getty)

He added: “It is as far from British tradition as you can get.

“We had never seen someone throw this very lavish affair to celebrate the impending arrival of a baby.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second child later this summer.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Image: Getty)

They announced the news on Valentine’s Day, before going on to reveal that their second child would be a girl during the Oprah Winfrey interview.

Prince Harry told the legendary US TV chat show host: “To have any one or any two, but to have a boy and then a girl – what more could you ask for?”

The Duchess reportedly does not plan to hold another baby shower this time around.


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Amal Clooney leaves the Mark Hotel in New York (Image: Getty)

A source told Us Weekly: “Meghan doesn’t feel a big baby shower with gifts is appropriate right now.

“There is too much strife in the world.

“She and Harry have been so involved with humanitarian issues, they both feel their time and resources can be used for a better purpose.”

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