Meghan Markle’s “common” baby shower for Archie allegedly made Royal aides roll their eyes.
Back in 2019, the Duchess of Sussex flew to New York City in a private jet to attend the five-day high-class celebration she had prepared ahead of her firstborn’s birth.
Though the baby shower was like nothing the Royal Family had ever experienced before, Meghan reportedly went on to invite some 20 friends, including high-profile figures such as Serena Williams, Gayle King, and Amal Clooney, to the $500,000 celebration in the Big Apple.
Speaking of the unusual baby shower, Royal biographer and the author of Finding Freedom Omid Scobie admitted that the event made palace aides roll their eyes.
“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,” Scobie said on Channel 4’s ‘A Very Royal Baby: From Cradle to Crown’ documentary.
According to Scobie, the baby shower caught the royals by surprise because it was “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 Finding Freedom author admitted.
Previously, Scobie also claimed that the flashy event made senior aides spit out their morning tea “when they saw her lavish baby shower thrown by friends turn into a media circus with what looked like carefully stage-managed paparazzi walks of the duchess in big black sunglasses from her hotel to her car and a laundry list of insider party details reported by US press.”
Meanwhile, another Royal author, Ingrid Seward, blasted Meghan’s decision to hold the lavish celebration as she called her baby shower “trashy.”
“They walked in through the front entrance carrying these enormous bags from the most expensive shops in New York,” the Majesty editor-in-chief said.
“Crowds gathered because they were all celebrities, there was Gayle King from CBS, Serena Williams and Amal Clooney.”
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