In just a couple short months (April-ish, to be exact), Suits-star-turned-LITERAL-DUCHESS Meghan Markle will welcome her first royal baby into the world. And yup, she and Prince Harry are in full-blown preparation mode as they pick their hospital, find a doula, and prepare their new home—the hilariously named Frogmore Cottage—for their little one’s arrival.
But, like…what about a baby shower? Is Meghan having one? Will the Queen be invited? WHAT! IS! HAPPENING!
Okay, so it turns out the ~royal protocol~ around baby showers is pretty weird, so let’s get right into it.
ROYALS TYPICALLY DON’T HAVE BABY SHOWERS
Actually, baby showers aren’t really a Thing in England at all; they’ve apparently only just started to catch on. But even if they were a Thing, the royals (except Meghan…) would almost definitely opt out. Why?
Well, because, as royal reporter Victoria Arbiter puts it, there’s “added pressure that they are clearly very wealthy, and a lavish baby shower would be seen as highly inappropriate. There’s nothing they can’t go out and buy themselves.” Right. Fair.