Meghan Markle won’t be following in American tradition by having a baby shower – but there’s a very good reason why she’ll be missing out.
It’s a popular tradition in the UK and the US for friends and family of the expectant mum to thrown them a baby shower, with fun, games and presents.
But ABC News’ expert Victoria Arbiter said baby showers weren’t common in the royal family.
She said: "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."
However, there are reports that Kate Middleton’s sister Pippa threw her a baby shower when she was pregnant with first child George.
Meanwhile, it emerged this week that Meghan and Harry are reportedly not planning on hiring a nanny for their baby.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will – at least initially – rely on the help of Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland who will be given a spare bedroom for when she comes to stay, according to reports.
Meghan and Harry are also planning to have a gender neutral and eco-friendly nursery in their new home, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, Vanity Fair reports.
The baby’s room will reportedly follow a white and grey colour scheme.
This comes after reports the Duke and Duchess have chosen not to find out the baby’s sex before it is born.
Meghan has also reportedly been putting together a ‘mood board’ with ideas for the nursery.
It will have security cameras and security windows, and a stereo system, reports say.
A source told Vanity Fair: "They are going all out with the refurbishment of the house, and as Harry loves his gadgets, it’s going to be very cool.
"They’ll be able to control everything from their smart phones."
Meghan recently revealed she was six months pregnant on a trip to Merseyside with Prince Harry .
She is expected to give birth around April.
It is understood that the Duchess has opted to give birth at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey.
The hospital is 15 miles away from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s newly-refurbished Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
But while it is more conveniently located, the hospital offers no special facilities or personalised treatment.
The NHS-run hospital’s large labour ward doesn’t offer private care for maternity patients, while rooms don’t come with TVs or even en suite bathrooms.
Private postnatal rooms are available for £100-a-night, but they don’t offer any luxuries.
Meghan could also opt to stay in one of the four birthing rooms in the Mulberry Birth Centre, which focuses on “birth without medical intervention” and offer mood-changing lights and a pool room if she prefers a water birth.
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