Meghan Markle's baby shower reportedly cost $200,000 but her celeb friends paid for it all
While we're lucky to so much as get a birthday card from our nearest and dearest, the Duchess of Sussex has had her mates splashing the cash at her baby shower, it seems.
Meghan had a NYC baby shower at New York's The Mark Hotel earlier this week, and it featured quite the guest list. Vanity Fair reports that close friends, Serena Williams, Misha Nonoo, Jessica Mulroney, and Abigail Spencer were in attendance. But that's not all they brought to the table, no, according to the publication these same friends footed the bill for alleged $200,000 event, with Williams, in particular, being super generous.
So yeah, it looks like the British taxpayers have nothing to fret about...
Per Vanity Fair, tennis legend, Williams, organised the whole affair, and her duties apparently included booking and paying for a $75,000-a-night penthouse suite at The Mark, which as you've probably guessed is pretty bougie.
It has two floors, and is the "largest hotel penthouse suite" in the entirety of the US of A. Oh and it's also the most expensive hotel room in America. Go figure.
And to make this the baby shower to top all baby showers, Meghan flew to New York on a private jet, something which normally costs around $100,000. But again, according to the publication, another friend covered the cost of this.
This comes after months of negative press regarding the Duchess - covering everything from how she holds her baby bump to her sartorial choices.
Accordingly, Kensington Palace have reportedly been spending hours each week monitoring sexist, racist and even violent comments directed at both Meghan and her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, per a source at Hello Magazine.
"The Palace has always monitored comments but it’s a hugely time consuming thing," the publication's insider alleged. "They can block certain words, but some of it is quite serious. Over the course of last year, with hundreds of thousands of comments, there were two or three that were violent threats. You can delete and report and block people and the police have options around particular people. It’s something you have to manage because there’s no other way to control it."
Kensington Palace has even turned to Instagram for help in dealing with the negatively under their public accounts, the source continued to detail. This, of course, only intensified after reports of a "rivalry" between the two duchesses.
"It follows a Kate vs Meghan narrative and some of the worst stuff is between Kate fans and Meghan fans," the source continued. "Arguments about who looks more appropriate, for example, that turn into personal attacks on other users. It’s creating a supercharged atmosphere and everyone can join in, but what are the consequences of this?"
Well, we hope that Meghan enjoyed her baby shower, it seems like she certainly deserves it after all the recent media fanfare!