The Queen fears Meghan Markle’s lavish £300K baby shower is ‘rubbing people’s noses in her wealth’, says Piers Morgan
The Good Morning Britain star said Meghan “can’t have her cake and eat it” and she risks “sounding like Marie Antoinette.”
The pregnant Duchess of Sussex, 37, has just returned via a £95,000 private jet from her star-studded bash on the other side of the pond.
The baby shower took place at The Mark Hotel’s £54,000-a-night penthouse suite – which is the most expensive in New York.
Piers said on Daily Mail TV: “I think she's [The Queen] going to be a little bit concerned about this and I'll say why. We don't really have baby showers really in Britain.
“The concept of a very extravagant party with a load of famous people turning up to celebrate the arrival of a baby in a couple of months is not something we would do so the Queen would be like, 'What is this?' to start with.”
He added: “Secondly, I think, the sheer scale of the opulence of all this. The key thing about the royals is to be understated.
“We all know that they're royal, we all know that they're very wealthy. But the absolutely number one rule is don't rub the British people's noses in your wealth.”
He added that British people pay the salaries of the royal family, so feel like they have a “vested interest” in how they live their lives.
Piers mentioned how George Clooney recently urged the media to leave Meghan Markle alone, but said he was “surprised” that her first move was the draw attention to her extravagant bash.
He added: “She gets on a private plane to the middle of New York and throws a very lavish, flash, celebrity- fuelled baby shower party and almost invites the world's media to come and pay attention to her.
“I don’t think you can have your cake and eat it or you sound a little like Marie Antoinette.”
While some have rushed to the defence of the pregnant duchess, Piers said that Meghan knew what she was getting into when she married Prince Harry and she “should be held under scrutiny”.
He said that Meghan “deliberately entered” the royal family and that as a TV star is “not naïve about the media”.
Piers said that it “doesn’t matter” if the trip was complimentary or paid for by her friends, because it’s “all about perception” for the royals.