Does Meghan want baby shower worth $1M? Sussexes think ‘their resources can be used for better purpose’: Report
'Meghan doesn’t feel a big baby shower with gifts is appropriate right now. There is too much strife in the world,' said an insider
Meghan Markle and Harry are expecting their second child in the summer. It has been reported that Archie’s younger sibling is going to be a girl. The Sussexes made the announcement earlier this year and since then a lot of speculation around the pregnancy, the due date, and of course, the baby shower.
According to an article in Women's Day, quoted by Gossip Cop, Meghan is reportedly expecting a bigger and more lavish baby shower, compared to the one she had when she was pregnant with her son, Archie. The media outlet even went on to say that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have turned a blind eye to the present coronavirus pandemic and how it is affecting the world just so they can have their celebration.
It added that when Meghan was pregnant with Archie, who is now two years old, around $500,000 was spent on the baby shower. It speculated that this year’s function will be an even more extravagant one since Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, and Serena Williams will be among the guests.
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Branding the so-called million-dollar event, “tone-deaf”, the publication also slammed Meghan and said she hadn’t “learned anything from her mistakes.” It also quoted a source that added, “She’s so happy she can revert back to her LA roots rather than following stuffy palace rules.”
But a probe done by Gossip Cop revealed that the Women's Day story was baseless. The website also dismissed the claims that the 39-year-old’s first baby shower cost $500,000. The actual figure spent, according to them, was around $200,000, which though high, is nowhere near half a million.
Gossip Cop also dismissed claims that Meghan would be welcoming her baby daughter by throwing a baby shower worth $1 million. It referred to an article by Us Weekly that clearly stated that Meghan and Harry are not thinking of throwing a grand party amid the public health crisis.
In fact, an insider had told Us Weekly, “Meghan doesn’t feel a big baby shower with gifts is appropriate right now. 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.”
This decision is very much in sync with the pair’s announcement on their third wedding anniversary on May 19 that they will build a Community Relief Center in India as the country is struggling to cope with the second wave of Covid-19 cases.
A statement on their Archewell website read, “As part of our ongoing philanthropic partnership, Archewell Foundation and World Central Kitchen are announcing plans today to build our next Community Relief Center in India, which is facing a devastating second wave of Covid-19.”
It continued, “The Mumbai location will be the third in a series of four Community Relief Centers that our organizations have committed to develop in regions of the world disproportionately affected by natural disaster."
The website added that construction had already been completed on a relief center in the Commonwealth of Dominica and that the development of a relief center in Puerto Rico was underway.
It continued: "The purpose of these centers is to provide relief and resilience (as well as healing and strength) for the communities in which they’re based. During future crises, these centers can be quickly activated as emergency response kitchens—or vaccination sites—and through calmer times they can serve as food distribution hubs, schools, clinics, or community gathering spaces for families.”