No Baby Shower For Meghan Markle! Why Duchess Of Sussex Is Not Allowed To Enjoy This Sweet American Tradition?
America has numerous great traditions, including the one that is absolutely the best for any parents-to-be – a baby shower. However, the downside (apparently, there are some) of getting married to the British prince is the impossibility to enjoy this sweet tradition. If you are a member of the royal family, you can’t throw a baby shower.
Plans on having a baby
Meghan and Harry’s desire of becoming parents is no longer a question. Both had spoken clearly about plans of creating a family, but only when it’s the right time. Prince Harry commented on the possibility of having a child in an interview with BBC:
Of course. You know, one step at a time. Hopefully, we’ll start a family in the near future.
So let’s move on to that near future when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are already waiting for their baby’s arrival. Unfortunately for Meghan, the British royals do not partake in the sweetest American tradition. Victoria Arbiter, a royal expert, says baby showers are not allowed for any members of the royal family due to the strict rules:
They are clearly very wealthy, and a lavish baby shower would be seen as highly inappropriate. There's nothing they can't go out and buy themselves.
Unique royal traditions
Basically, the traditional American event would hurt the family’s image. So instead, the royals have a bunch of their own mini-traditions. First off, they do not reveal the baby’s gender. Reportedly, Kate and William even refused to learn their third child’s gender.
Secondly, the Queen should be the first one to receive the news about the baby’s arrival (even before the husband). Thirdly, the baby’s birth info, which includes the full name, weight, and gender, should be announced outside the Buckingham Palace before being posted on social media.
Moreover, the royal baby is welcomed by a 62-gun salute and a town crier that announces the birth just like in medieval times. Baby showers basically help the parents-to-be with some necessary items at the start like diapers, baby toys, and clothes, etc. The royal family for sure can afford it all. We wouldn’t be surprised, though, if they did some sort of charity instead of a baby shower.