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.



Some fans took to Twitter to criticise the eye-wateringly expensive party, which included a £480 harp performance by Erin Hill and designer Away suitcases as party favours costing £230 a pop.

One person tweeted: “Meghan & Harry are being billed as Humanitarians. They are Patrons of charities for the disadvantaged. The obscene cost of this 5 day trip is utter hypocrisy.

“Not to mention the carbon footprint of taking a private jet.”

Another added: “Yet Meghan Markle just had a $500,000 baby shower. How many people would that money have helped. She promotes herself as a humanitarian? LOL.”

However, Meghan’s best friend Jessica Mulroney posted a very cryptic message on Instagram aout “guarding joy” following the very lavish baby shower.


The Canadian stylist shared an inspirational quote that appeared to be showing her solidarity for her close friend, in light of the criticism Meghan has received over her lavish baby shower.

The quote by author Tyler Knott was posted on Thursday morning, and said: “It's exhausting being strong, let no one tell you otherwise.

“There are a million ways to heal, every single one will wear you down.

“Keep your capacity for joy. Guard it with the rest of your life.”

Meghan and Harry will visit Morocco for a two-day visit on behalf of the British government this weekend.

The couple currently rent a £2.5million countryside bolthole in Great Tew, but are looking to find a new home in the area.

We previously shared inside Meghan and Harry’s new family home at Frogmore House which boasts 10 bedrooms and 35 acres.

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