It was my understanding that one of the perks that comes with marrying into the Royal Family is that almost everything is provided for you, but especially if you’re pregnant with one of Queen Elizabeth’s great grandkids. Crib? You got it. Diapers? How many. Bottles? 24K gold or diamond-encrusted, take your pick. But still, Duchess Meghan went ahead and had a fancy baby shower thrown for her by her rich and famous friends in New York City back in February, three months before Archie was born. Some people thought it was a little on the tacky side, but you know what? Meghan reportedly doesn’t care.
Because Meghan can’t do much without catching shit from someone in the UK, it should have come as no surprise that someone had their nose out of joint about Meghan’s trip across the pond to collect presents for her kid and have dinner with her famous friends. The Queen’s former spokesperson Dickie Arbiter spoke out, saying that baby showers aren’t really a thing in the UK, and that it was a bit “over the top” in terms of expense and travel. Dickie also blamed it on being “American.” A source recently spoke to Us Weekly, and it sounds like if she could go back in time, she’d still get on that plane bound stateside and play whatever the rich person version of the chocolate-bars-in-the-diaper game is.
“She doesn’t regret the baby shower in NYC that got so much backlash. She doesn’t regret celebrating her baby or doing it in NYC.”
Meghan’s baby shower experience probably isn’t going to change the way she does things. UsWeekly’s source says Meghan is having a hard time adapting because she really isn’t interested in conforming to what the press wants her to be.
“It’s hard for Meghan in London because the press is so vicious to her there. This is her life every day. But her mentality is like, well if this is what it’s going to be like, I’m going to do what I want to do. I won’t play by these rules.”
Some of the UK press seem to really get off on the whole “Meghan is NOT FITTING IN” narrative, regardless of whether she plays by the rules or not. So if Meghan wants to do things her way, then fine. And it doesn’t sound like she got in too much trouble for her scandalous baby shower. Another source says that Meghan didn’t get a “scolding” back at the palace for her shower, but that she was informed that’s not typically how things are done in the Royal Family. Okay, that actually sounds like the upper-crust British version of a scolding, to be honest. You can’t tell me that conversation didn’t come with a full pound of “My dear, you see…” followed by several tight smiles and a passive-aggressive pat on the top of the head.