You probably remember a few weeks back that Duchess Meghan‘s friends had a baby shower for her in New York City, flew her in (courtesy of her pals), footed the bill (courtesy of Serena Williams) and had a grand ol’ time. Meg reportedly received a lot of presents from her girls, but apparently left them all wrapped. How irresistible must that pile of gifts been?
Thanks to Gayle King, we were led to believe she didn’t want to open them without Prince Harry by her side. King, who was one of the shower guests, was asked what she got Meghan and her reply was pretty much what you would have expected.
“If I told you then I’d have to kill you because she didn’t open any of the gifts because she wants to do that when … she and Harry are back together,” King said on CBS This Morning. “So I really don’t know what everybody got [her]. I got something I think is very nice.”
Turns out the whole ‘waiting for Harry’ thing wasn’t the case at all. It seems Meghan doesn’t yet have mommy brain and she was actually thinking about the bigger picture.
“The reason they didn’t open gifts at the shower wasn’t because Meghan wanted to open the gifts with Harry, but because they would have revealed the baby’s gender,” a source told Us Weekly.
Ha! Love that Harry wasn’t even a factor. Sometimes your girlfriends are more than enough.
Sources claim that Meghan and Harry totally know what they’re having, but it’s common with royals that the gender isn’t revealed until after the birth. Once that announcement’s made, all the other fun details follow.
It’s widely believed the Sussexes are having a girl, from the pinktastic baby shower to the bookies pretty much banking on girls’ names (and, yes, Diana is still the frontrunner). But as long as she or he comes out healthy and mom is all good, that’s all that really matters.
Now, about those gifts. Meghan likely opened them with Harry once she got back home. She wouldn’t let a lot of time pass before preparing and sending handwritten thank you notes to all who attended. Meghan could be in the middle of moving box chaos all while trying to ready her new home, but she is all about proper etiquette and manners. Girl knows she needs to show her appreciation for her friends’ generosity sooner rather than later. That’s just the kind of person our Meg is.
And with news that she has another shower coming up, Meghan will have to make room for the next round of gifts that she will open in secret. She and Harry are so ready for this baby — as are we.