Meghan Markle Reportedly Will Not Have Baby Shower Because 'There Is Too Much Strife in the World' At The Moment
May 13, 2021 by apost team
Many fans of the royal family are likely waiting in anticipation this summer for one big announcement: the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s second child. In a statement, the couple said that they were expecting a child on Valentine's Day 2021. Since then, only a few details have been released. What we do know is that the baby will be a little girl, as Harry and Meghan announced during their controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021. Despite all the good news, however, an insider told Us Weekly that there wouldn’t be a baby shower for the couple’s second-born child. The reasoning behind the decision? The source explained that Harry and Meghan think that their time could be spent more meaningfully elsewhere.
While this may come as a surprise, it isn’t out-of-character for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. When it comes to celebrations and holidays, the royal couple have often used the opportunity to raise awareness around important issues and source donations from their many followers.
In one of the couple’s most recent appearances, Meghan and Harry spoke at “The Concert to Reunite the World” benefit in Inglewood, which is near their home in Montecito, California. It was there that Meghan once again opened up about her unborn daughter, as she said that she and Harry were “thrilled to soon be welcoming a daughter.” Other than what we already know — the summer due date, the baby’s sex and the reported lack of baby shower — only time will tell what will become of this prominent couple’s first daughter.
The news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex won’t be having a baby shower comes from an insider who spoke with Us Weekly in a May 12 interview.
“Meghan doesn’t feel a big baby shower with gifts is appropriate right now,” the anonymous source close to the couple told Us Weekly. “There is too much strife in the world. She and Harry have been so involved with humanitarian issues, they both feel their time and resources can be used for a better purpose.”
While focusing more time on humanitarian issues is something that Harry and Meghan do often — the royal couple donated to a local LA charity on Mother’s Day this year — they did have a large baby shower for Archie in March 2019, according to Elle. The lavish celebration, put on by friend and prominent athlete Serena Williams, took place at a hotel in New York City. It doesn’t seem like the absence of a baby shower is for lack of support from friends like Williams either. The anonymous source told US Weekly that Meghan “has the support of her friends and, most importantly,” her husband, Harry. “Harry is the ideal partner, taking care of Archie and working to provide for his family,” the source added.
Harry and Meghan revealed that their second child was going to be a girl in March 2021 during their tell-all interview with Winfrey. Harry was overjoyed to know that they were having a baby girl. “A girl, you know, what more can you ask for?” he told Winfrey. “But now, you know, now we’ve got our family. We’ve got, you know, the four of us and our two dogs, and it’s great.” Harry also added that he and Meghan were "done" having kids after their second child.
The interview with Winfrey was also a chance for Meghan and Harry to open up about their experience as senior working royals, and the couple delved into the reasons they had for leaving. Their sharp criticism of the royal family's culture was met with some shock around the world, but the couple also found a lot of support.
While the royal family did release a comment following the interview, there have been continued reports of a rift between Harry and the rest, especially his brother Prince William. With that said, Nick Bullen, royal expert and founder of True Royalty TV, told Us Weekly that the couple’s new baby could bring the royal family closer together after the difficult year they have had.
"The birth of a baby is always a great unifier for a family and I’m sure all sides of the Sussex family will want to celebrate with Harry and Meghan,” he said. “I think you can be absolutely certain that Harry and Meghan will be jumping on a Zoom call to introduce Her Majesty to her 11th great-grandchild.”
The currently fraught relationship between the brothers has also reportedly thawed a little after Prince Philip's funeral service.
Royal watchers are predicting that Harry and Meghan may honor Philip, and especially Elizabeth, by choosing a meaningful name for their daughter, who is due sometime in the summer.
Express UK reported that fans predict the name to be "Lily," which is a tribute to Elizabeth's nickname "Lilibet."
We may only know what the baby girl's name will be after her birth, but we are sure that Harry and Meghan will be overjoyed to welcome her, as will the rest of the royal family.Meghan (2019), (Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty images)
What do you think of Harry and Meghan’s decision to forego a baby shower? What do you think the “strife in the world” refers to? Let us know — and don’t forget to pass this on to fellow fans of the royal family.