Meghan Markle Didn't Open Gifts at Her N.Y.C. Baby Shower for the Sweetest Reason
Gayle King also revealed the fun activity guests took part in during the bash
Just hours after celebrating the Duchess of Sussex’s pregnancy in New York City, the news anchor and Oprah Winfrey‘s longtime best friend opened up about the exclusive bash on CBS This Morning – and revealed that Meghan opted not to open the gifts for Baby Sussex during the shower.
When King was asked what she brought as a present, she replied, “If I told you, I’d have to kill you because she didn’t open any of the gifts because she wants to do that when she and Harry are back together.”
With the help of an instructor who taught the guests about flower arrangements, each attendee made a bouquet which was then donated to Repeat Roses, an organization which recycles florals from events and uses them to cheer up cancer treatment centers, hospice care and similar places where they can bring a little more joy.
“I thought that was a very sweet thing,” King explained. “It just speaks to who she is. She’s very kind, she’s very generous and a really, really sweet person.”
The party was reportedly being held in a suite at The Mark hotel, whose head chef happens to be none other than world-renowned culinary expert Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
New York City-based harpist and singer Erin Hill, who has played with Cyndi Lauper, Kanye West and Josh Groban, also arrived at the hotel with her harp in tow – and a cotton candy machine was seen being wheeled into the hotel on Wednesday.
“It was a very, very small, private affair and just a very special time for her,” King said.
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Meghan departed the New York City hotel on Wednesday evening to catch a flight back to London. Staying comfortable for her ride, the mom-to-be continued her all-black, maternity-chic attire and was spotted outside of her hotel wearing a full-zip sweatshirt, leggings, and Adidas sneakers. She also paired the look with a black baseball cap that had “Rectify” written across the front — perhaps a gift from her friend Abigail Spencer, who once starred on the television show of the same name, and was seen wearing the hat earlier in the day — and a gold necklace that read “Mummy.”
The whirlwind baby shower trip comes shortly before Meghan and Prince Harry are heading to Morocco for a three-day visit highlighting two of their key causes: girls’ education and youth empowerment.