Meghan Markle baby shower video reveals ‘dessert buffet’




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Royal fans could only guess at what guests of Meghan’s New York baby shower were treated to last week.

But a new video, which has emerged on social media today, appears to give a glimpse of the very lavish set up.

Royal fan account harry_meghan_updates, run by Instagram user Francesca, shared a video on its Story, claiming that the short clip was actually captured inside the star-studded baby shower.

It captures the dessert buffet on offer to guests which was designed by illustrator Darcy Miller, and featured four macaron towers from Laduree, which cost a total of $460.  

A video of the dessert buffet on offer at Meghan's lavish New York baby shower last week has emerged on social media 

A video of the dessert buffet on offer at Meghan's lavish New York baby shower last week has emerged on social media 

A video of the dessert buffet on offer at Meghan’s lavish New York baby shower last week has emerged on social media 

Also seen among the tempting treats captured in the video are the iced baby-themed cookies, as shared by Meghan’s makeup artist Daniel Martin shared on his own Instagram earlier this week. 

The Duchess’ close pals were also treated to stork cake pops, macaroon towers and miniature slices of carrot cake.

The crowing glory was a two tiered cake which featured a miniature paper cut out of Harry and Meghan stood next to a pram – believed to be the work of Darcy Miller.

It is unknown who filmed the clip, which Francesca reposted from another Instagram story, but the location is tagged as the Mark Hotel, where the Duchess’ shower was held.

The video also includes several hashtags including #EarlierThisWeek, #Royal #BabyShower. 

The 37-year-old royal's $500,000 baby shower took place in New York City last week in The Mark hotel's incredible Grand Penthouse Suite, which costs a staggering $75,000 per night, making it the most expensive hotel room in the U.S. Pictured: Meghan in New York last week

The 37-year-old royal's $500,000 baby shower took place in New York City last week in The Mark hotel's incredible Grand Penthouse Suite, which costs a staggering $75,000 per night, making it the most expensive hotel room in the U.S. Pictured: Meghan in New York last week

The 37-year-old royal’s $500,000 baby shower took place in New York City last week in The Mark hotel’s incredible Grand Penthouse Suite, which costs a staggering $75,000 per night, making it the most expensive hotel room in the U.S. Pictured: Meghan in New York last week

The buffet features stork cake pops, macaroon towers and miniature slices of carrot cake

The buffet features stork cake pops, macaroon towers and miniature slices of carrot cake

Noticeably almost everything is pink

Noticeably almost everything is pink

The buffet features stork cake pops, macaroon towers and miniature slices of carrot cake – and noticeably almost everything is pink 

The crowing glory was a two tiered cake which featured a miniature paper cut out of Harry and Meghan stood next to a pram - believed to be the work of Darcy Miller

The crowing glory was a two tiered cake which featured a miniature paper cut out of Harry and Meghan stood next to a pram - believed to be the work of Darcy Miller

The crowing glory was a two tiered cake which featured a miniature paper cut out of Harry and Meghan stood next to a pram – believed to be the work of Darcy Miller

What is noticeable is the mostly pink colour scheme of the sweet treats, leading to royal fan Francesca speculating whether the couple are expecting a girl.  

Meghan, who has said the gender of her first child is going to be a surprise, caused further speculation with the decorations at the shower, which were too all pink.  

The 37-year-old royal’s $500,000 baby shower took place in New York City last week in The Mark hotel’s incredible Grand Penthouse Suite, which costs a staggering $75,000 per night, making it the most expensive hotel room in the U.S. 

Decorations for the exclusive fête, which is reportedly being co-hosted by Serena Williams and Amal Clooney, began arriving on Tuesday, and there was plenty of pink — from the blush-colored roses to the cotton candy machine that was brought into the hotel.  

Meghan's makeup artist Daniel Martin shared a close up snap of the iced cookies on offer at the shower on his Instagram account

Meghan's makeup artist Daniel Martin shared a close up snap of the iced cookies on offer at the shower on his Instagram account

Meghan’s makeup artist Daniel Martin shared a close up snap of the iced cookies on offer at the shower on his Instagram account

Special delivery! A huge bucket of pink roses was seen being delivered to The Mark hotel on Tuesday afternoon ahead of Meghan's shower, sparking rumors she is expecting a baby girl 

Special delivery! A huge bucket of pink roses was seen being delivered to The Mark hotel on Tuesday afternoon ahead of Meghan's shower, sparking rumors she is expecting a baby girl 

Special delivery! A huge bucket of pink roses was seen being delivered to The Mark hotel on Tuesday afternoon ahead of Meghan’s shower, sparking rumors she is expecting a baby girl 

Dozens of light-pink long-stem roses from Upper East Side florist Lady Fleur NYC were carried into the venue on Tuesday, and those weren’t the only floral arrangements of that color to be seen.

Another rack of flowers that was being wheeled into The Mark featured rows of bouquets, many of which were pink or orange. 

A Carnival King cotton candy machine was also spotted being delivered to the hotel on Wednesday ahead of the shower. While cotton candy can be blue, the fluffy confection is more often associated with the color pink.

Even some of the guests who attended the shower were donning the color.   

Gayle King was seen arriving in a bright pink pink dress and pastel-colored heels while carrying a colorful gift bag that featured fuchsia stripes and polka dots.   

Gifts? A man and a woman were seen getting several different flower arrangements out of the back of a van, including the large bouquet of pink roses

Gifts? A man and a woman were seen getting several different flower arrangements out of the back of a van, including the large bouquet of pink roses

Gifts? A man and a woman were seen getting several different flower arrangements out of the back of a van, including the large bouquet of pink roses

Spring is in the air: A man was also seen carrying bouquets of pink and orange flowers into the hotel on Tuesday 

Spring is in the air: A man was also seen carrying bouquets of pink and orange flowers into the hotel on Tuesday 

Spring is in the air: A man was also seen carrying bouquets of pink and orange flowers into the hotel on Tuesday 

Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney sported a dark salmon turtleneck and matching heels, and another guest carrying a white box tied with pink ribbon had on a pale blush pleated skirt.

Amal Clooney stood out in a red jumpsuit and gold heels, and while it wasn’t pink, the color could easily be associated with a baby girl.  

Many of the guests carried white bags and presents, including newly-engaged designer Misha Nonoo, who is credited with introducing Meghan and Prince Harry.

Upon her arrival, she was seen carrying a large white bag from high-end interiors company Rani Arabella into the hotel. 

Sweet treat: A Carnival King cotton candy machine was also spotted being delivered to the hotel on Wednesday ahead of the shower

Sweet treat: A Carnival King cotton candy machine was also spotted being delivered to the hotel on Wednesday ahead of the shower

Sweet treat: A Carnival King cotton candy machine was also spotted being delivered to the hotel on Wednesday ahead of the shower

Color of the day: While cotton candy can be blue, the fluffy confection is more often associated with the color pink, and the machine appears to be pink as well 

Color of the day: While cotton candy can be blue, the fluffy confection is more often associated with the color pink, and the machine appears to be pink as well 

Color of the day: While cotton candy can be blue, the fluffy confection is more often associated with the color pink, and the machine appears to be pink as well 

Trainer Taryn Toomey, the creator of the celebrity-love workout called The Class, arrived at the event carrying two large white bags and a large sports bag.

Onlookers have been paying special attention to the gift bags that have been brought into the hotel, and Meghan’s former Suits co-star Abigail Spencer led some to believe that the expectant mom may be carrying a baby boy.

While the party decor suggests that Meghan may be having a girl, it’s also possible that she and Prince Harry are waiting until the day their royal baby is born to find out the gender. 

Earlier this month, the Duchess of Sussex was captured talking to a guest about her unborn child at the Endeavor Awards.  

‘We don’t know,’ she says in the clip shared by the royal fan Instagram account @harry_meghan_updates. ‘Yes, we decided to keep it a secret, and then that way  . . . it’s one of those things, like, no matter what it is, it’s still going to be a surprise.’ 

Dressing for the part: Gayle King arrived in a bright pink pink dress and pastel-colored heels while carrying a colorful gift bag that featured fuchsia stripes and polka dots 

Dressing for the part: Gayle King arrived in a bright pink pink dress and pastel-colored heels while carrying a colorful gift bag that featured fuchsia stripes and polka dots 

Dressing for the part: Gayle King arrived in a bright pink pink dress and pastel-colored heels while carrying a colorful gift bag that featured fuchsia stripes and polka dots 

Party people: One woman donned a light pink skirt that matched the ribbon on the box she was carrying into the party 

Party people: One woman donned a light pink skirt that matched the ribbon on the box she was carrying into the party 

Party people: One woman donned a light pink skirt that matched the ribbon on the box she was carrying into the party 

Added touch: The box was wrapped in pink ribbon and covered with white flowers 

Pink adjacent? Amal Clooney stood out in a red jumpsuit and gold heels

Pink adjacent? Amal Clooney stood out in a red jumpsuit and gold heels

Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney donned a dark salmon turtleneck and matching heels

Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney donned a dark salmon turtleneck and matching heels

Pink adjacent? Amal Clooney stood out in a red jumpsuit and gold heels, while Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney donned a dark salmon turtleneck and matching heels

Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter recently stated that it is ‘royal philosophy’ to keep the baby’s gender a secret until the day of the birth.   

‘There’s a belief that there are so few surprises left in life why not save the biggest one for the moment a child is born,’ she told Honey.nine.com. ‘This is not just a royal philosophy, many parents across the UK choose not to find out.’ 

Kate Middleton and Prince William kept the sexes of all three of their children a secret until after they were born, and they were public about their decision not to even learn the gender of their babies before they were born. 

While this is typically a standard rule for members of the royal family, Queen Elizabeth II has not made it an official ban.    

From shunning nude tights to sporting dark nail polish, Meghan is known to be a royal rule breaker, and it’s possible that she knows the sex of her baby but is keeping mum. 

A double celebration: Newly-engaged designer Misha Nonoo, who is credited with introducing Meghan and Prince Harry, was seen carrying a large white bag from high-end interiors company Rani Arabella into the hotel

A double celebration: Newly-engaged designer Misha Nonoo, who is credited with introducing Meghan and Prince Harry, was seen carrying a large white bag from high-end interiors company Rani Arabella into the hotel

A double celebration: Newly-engaged designer Misha Nonoo, who is credited with introducing Meghan and Prince Harry, was seen carrying a large white bag from high-end interiors company Rani Arabella into the hotel

Lesson learned: Some speculated Abigail Spencer was hinting the sex of Meghan's baby with her blue floral gift bag on Tuesday

Lesson learned: Some speculated Abigail Spencer was hinting the sex of Meghan's baby with her blue floral gift bag on Tuesday

She hid another gift in a brown paper bag on Wednesday

She hid another gift in a brown paper bag on Wednesday

Lesson learned: Some speculated Abigail Spencer was hinting the sex of Meghan’s baby with her blue floral gift bag on Tuesday. She hid another gift in a brown paper bag on Wednesday 

Lavish: The baby shower is taking place in the Penthouse Suite at The Mark, which is widely reported to be the most expensive per-night hotel room in the U.S.

Lavish: The baby shower is taking place in the Penthouse Suite at The Mark, which is widely reported to be the most expensive per-night hotel room in the U.S.

Lavish: The baby shower is taking place in the Penthouse Suite at The Mark, which is widely reported to be the most expensive per-night hotel room in the U.S.

Victoria also stated that baby showers are typically not held, but the duchess has already broken this protocol with her luxurious and highly-publicized shower that has been dominating headlines this week. 

According to the royal commentator, the royals are ‘very wealthy’ and a ‘lavish baby shower would be seen as highly inappropriate’ because ‘there’s nothing they can’t go out and buy themselves.’ 

The cost of Meghan’s New York baby shower 

Private jet from the UK to New York, round trip – $250,000  

The Mark Hotel Grand Penthouse Suite for two nights – $150,000 

Five nights in a one-bedroom suite at The Mark Hotel – $9,982.05 

Dinner for five at The Polo Bar – approx. $420 

Lunch at Cafe Bolud – approx. $78

Afternoon tea for two at Laduree – approx. $45 

Two Royal Protection officers – $14,213 

Harp player Erin Hill – $625 

17 Away carry-on suitcases – $3,825  

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib – $379 

Two 10ft mandarin trees – approx. $280  

Lady Fleur roses – approx. $399.95  

Trek bicycle – approx. $609.99 

Carnival King cotton candy machine – $199.99 

Jennifer Meyer ‘Mommy’ necklace – $850

Repeat Roses – $1,750 

JZ Events – $50,000 

Lewis Miller – $20,000

TOTAL: $503,656.98

Last month, bookmakers were forced to suspend the market on the gender of Meghan and Harry’s baby after an overwhelming number of bets were placed on the royal couple welcoming a girl.

The pregnant duchess is due to give birth to her first child with Prince Harry in April, but the gender of the baby is not yet known.

However, in mid-January, Betfair received a flurry of activity betting on a baby girl and was forced to stop taking bets on the sex of the baby.

Additionally, they saw the odds of the couple naming their child after Harry’s late mother Diana, who tragically passed away in 1997 aged just 36, rocket to an 8/1 favorite. 

‘We haven’t seen too much betting on this market for a while, but tonight all of a sudden we have seen a flurry of betting activity on the baby to a girl,’ Betfair spokesperson Katie Baylis said.

‘So much so that we’ve had to suspend the market and stop taking bets on the sex of the baby. If the punters are anything to go by, then we could have a new Princess in a couple of months’ time.’

Speaking about potential monikers for the royal baby, she added: ‘Diana is the 8/1 favorite, with Alice at 13/1 and Grace at 14/1 for the name of child.’

In October, during their tour of Australia, Harry revealed his hopes to have a baby girl with his wife.

Harry was heard making the frank confession after a spectator congratulated him on the pregnancy at an Invictus Games event in Sydney.

In a candid moment captured on camera, a bystander was heard shouting: ‘Congratulations, I hope it’s a girl’, to which Harry responded: ‘So do I!’

The couple could be permitted to choose a more unique name for their baby, as second-in-line to the throne Prince William and his wife Kate have already given their three children traditional names.

Waiting game:! Meghan, pictured heading to dinner in New York City on Tuesday night, has claimed that she and Prince Harry don't know the sex of their baby 

Waiting game:! Meghan, pictured heading to dinner in New York City on Tuesday night, has claimed that she and Prince Harry don't know the sex of their baby 

Waiting game:! Meghan, pictured heading to dinner in New York City on Tuesday night, has claimed that she and Prince Harry don’t know the sex of their baby 

Anyone's guess: Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter stated it is 'royal philosophy' to keep the baby's gender a secret until the day of the birth. However, Meghan is a known rule breaker 

Anyone's guess: Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter stated it is 'royal philosophy' to keep the baby's gender a secret until the day of the birth. However, Meghan is a known rule breaker 

Anyone’s guess: Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter stated it is ‘royal philosophy’ to keep the baby’s gender a secret until the day of the birth. However, Meghan is a known rule breaker 

The plot thickens: Earlier this month, the Duchess of Sussex told a guest at the Endeavor Awards that she and Harry want the sex of their baby to be a 'surprise' 

The plot thickens: Earlier this month, the Duchess of Sussex told a guest at the Endeavor Awards that she and Harry want the sex of their baby to be a 'surprise' 

The plot thickens: Earlier this month, the Duchess of Sussex told a guest at the Endeavor Awards that she and Harry want the sex of their baby to be a ‘surprise’ 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are parents to Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince Louis, who was born in April.

Carolyn Harris, author of Raising Royalty: 1,000 Years of Royal Parenting, previously told Vogue Australia: ‘The further down the line of succession, the more likely you are to have a more unique or untraditional name.’

Previous reports speculated that Meghan could give birth sooner than initially thought; however, during an outing to Birkenhead last month, Meghan told a bystander that she is due in April.

The duchess revealed that she is six months pregnant with her first child expected in April as she chatted to well-wishers in the northwest town of Birkenhead during her and Prince Harry’s first joint engagement of the year.

She also claimed that they don’t know whether they’re having a boy or a girl because they want it to be a ‘surprise.’

Following the birth of their firstborn child, Meghan and Harry will move to Frogmore Cottage at Windsor Castle, which is currently being refurbished.

Additionally, recent reports claim Meghan and Harry are rumored to be taking their baby on an official tour of the U.S. and Canada in the autumn.

According to Vanity Fair, the former Suits star is set to return to both her former homes for a tour that will take place in late 2019 after she has taken a short maternity leave from royal duties. 





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