Baby Sussex is set to arrive the end of April, and already has some sweet presents to play with! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex received a package of adorable items for their baby-on-the-way as they were leaving a Commonwealth Day event at Canada House in London on March 11! Each item has a special connection to Meghan’s adopted home, Canada.
The royal couple were gifted a pair of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s iconic striped mittens, and an adorable maple leaf onesie from ethical and fair trade company, Hop & Moo. The most entertaining item, for Prince Harry at least, was a pair of Manitobah Mukluks moccasins. The 34-year-old was apparently curious about the smell of the booties, so sniffed them in front of event-goers.
“I’m sniffing the insides to check if they are leather or not, not because they are smelly,” he joked of the moment.
Prince Harry sniffs a pair of moccasins he was gifted with Duchess Meghan at a Commonwealth Day event at Canada House in London on March 11. Photo: © Getty Images
The gift package was the cherry on top of a super sweet morning for the couple. While celebrating the community of young Canadian expats living in the U.K., Meghan and the prince were treated to a live musical performance as well as a how-to-make-maple-taffy session. The pair then handed the sweet treats out to youngsters at the event. Speaking to one little boy, Meghan said: "How many have you had? Seven? Oh, my goodness!"
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry helped children make maple taffy at a Commonwealth Day event at London's Canada House on March 11. Photo: © Getty Images
The 37-year-old former actress also had the chance to reminisce about her old hometown, Toronto, asking attendees where they came from. "Everyone here seems to be from Toronto," Harry said. “It’s such a great place,” Meghan added.
The gifts the duke and duchess received for their little one are no doubt extra special because they’ll remind Meghan of her old home, but they aren’t the first things they’ve been given at a royal event. In New Zealand in 2018, Harry and Meghan visited Australia received stuffed animals from well-wishers, along with a pair of rainboots, UGGS, a sippy cup and books. Meghan was also gifted several presents from friends at the baby shower she recently had in New York City.
Later in the day, Meghan and Harry joined the Queen, Prince William and Duchess Kate and Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at a service at Westminster Abbey to mark the 70th anniversary of the Commonwealth.