Don’t expect a big gender reveal from Prince Harry and Meghan Marle when the royal newlyweds decide to procreate. Having a baby shower is not in the Hallmark cards for Markle, who has to watch her step now that’s she’s officially a member of the royal family.
The Duchess of Sussex won’t be allowed to have a baby shower — it’s just not a tradition her fancy new in-laws practice.
Royal expert Victoria Arbiter, tells The Sun that throwing an elaborate baby shower is unheard of in Markle’s new familial circle.
While the royals are “very wealthy… a lavish baby shower would be seen as highly inappropriate… there’s nothing they can’t go out and buy themselves”, says Arbiter.
Having grown up in Los Angeles, it’s assumed Markle is probably used to the idea of a traditional baby shower. Her bestie and tennis star Serena Williams held a 50s-themed baby shower last year, to celebrate the birth of her daughter Olympia.
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Babble points out that unlike the U.S., baby showers just aren’t that big of a “thing” in the U.K., so Markle not having one is … not that big of a deal. Showers may not be that big of a deal, but having your first child sure is. Something tells us Markle will suffer through the disappointment just fine.