It looks like Duchess Meghan is preparing for another baby shower! Following her star-studded celebration in New York City a couple weeks ago, reports are starting to emerge that the Duchess of Cambridge will host a special event for the 37-year-old in March.
A royal insider told Us Weekly that the private fête will be luxurious and intimate. “There is still going to be some sort of private baby-centric event for Meghan’s U.K. people, and Kate will host... Her glam people and other relatives will be there. Not sure if it’s a total baby ‘shower,’ but you could probably call it that," the source told the glossy.
The second shower was widely suspected after royal correspondent Omid Scobie tweeted about it in February. "A smaller gathering [is] scheduled for pals on this side of the pond [England] after Morocco," he noted. It's possible that some of Meghan's nearest and dearest – like her mother, Doria Ragland – who couldn't attend the Big Apple gathering may instead attend this U.K. one.
Though the location is unknown – given the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to move out of Kensington Palace and into their new home Frogmore Cottage somtime soon – it's almost guaranteed to be a special affair. Kate comes from a family of party planners, after all!
Meghan's closest friends – from Serena Williams to Jessica Mulroney and Amal Clooney – attended the Feb. 20 stateside baby shower held at New York's upscale The Mark Hotel. Her makeup artist, Daniel Martin, was also on the roster of invitees. “Snow was falling outside, and it was so cozy – we all sat on couches or on the floor and told stories and caught up,” he revealed to People. “It was like going to a family reunion.” Another attendee told the publication that the shower was all about Meghan and her newborn: “It was all baby talk. She was getting tons of advice." The outlet also revealed that Prince Harry was "definitely in touch" with the duchess during the event.
Outside of baby talk, guests were treated to a lavish flower arranging tutorial by Lewis Miller, and the duchess kindly donated the creations to Repeat Roses, a charity that provides arrangements to hospitals, homeless shelters and hospices. For food, a lavish dessert table was created by The Mark's resident chef, Jean George.
Though there were gifts, none of them were opened in front of attendees. Gayle reportedly told a CBS Good Morning co-host that Meghan "didn't open any of the gifts because she wants to do that when she and Harry are back together." It's doubtful that the pair have had time to open the presents, though, given the busy schedule they've been keeping. Immediately after the shower wrapped, the duchess took a red eye flight home to London, so she could prepare for her and the prince's trip to Morocco.