There might have been a very clever reason why Meghan Markle opted not to open any of the gifts she received at her lavish babyshower in New York City.
The Duke and Duchess Of Sussex are expecting their first child together this Spring, with insiders claiming that they’re doing their best to keep the sex of their child a secret until it’s born.
After attending Meghan’s private party in the US, friend and journalist Gayle King confirmed to reporters that the Duchess didn’t open any presents at the event.
“[Meghan] didn’t open any of the gifts because she wants to do that when she and Harry are back together," she said at the time. "So I really don’t know what everybody got.”
An insider has since told Us Weekly that there was a more important reason for her secrecy: “The reason they didn’t open gifts at the shower wasn’t because Meghan wanted to open the gifts with Harry, but because they would have revealed the baby’s gender.”
A separate source previously told Elle that Harry and Meghan have known about the sex of their child for months but are keeping the information closely guarded.
This would suggest that only certain members of their inner circle have been informed if they’re having a boy or a girl, which explains why *some* of the presents could have been a major spoiler.
Meanwhile, Harry has made no secret of the fact that he’d love a daughter. When visiting Melbourne last year, a woman called out: “I hope it’s a girl!” as he quickly responded, “So do I!”
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