Meghan Markle had an unexpected baby shower in New York City, and now, her makeup artist, Daniel Martin, shared a small detail from the Royal event.
In a photo on Instagram, Martin revealed three cookies from the event with the caption "such an incredible day". One of the baked goods was shaped like a stork, one like a rattle, and another shaped like a bonnet.
To many, the baby shower comes as a surprise. In a recent article posted on 9Honey, Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter, who spent many years covering the comings and goings of the Royal Family, suggested that a baby shower would not be expected for Markle, especially before the baby is born. There were two reasons for this. The first is that traditionally, Brits don't celebrate a baby shower before a birth. The second reason was that Royals have to take their privilege into account when holding events such as this. With all that in mind, Arbiter suggested that Markle's background as a non-Royal American could mean her friends would throw her something regardless.
Interestingly enough, Markle didn't open any of the gifts from the shower at the event. According to People, The Dutchess of Sussex wanted to wait until she could open the presents with Prince Harry. Guests also learned how to make flower arrangements, which were donated to Repeat Roses, who give them to cancer patients. According to guests the event—held at The Mark Hotel—was a smaller, more intimate affair. Still, it seemed like it was a classy shower as renowned New York-based harp player, Erin Hill, was spotted entering the building with her instrument of choice.
Following the event, Markle hopped back on a plane to London wearing a zip-up hoodie, leggings, sneakers, and a hat with "Rectify" written across the cap.
With this shower, we're officially in the final stretch of the latest Royal pregnancy. It seems like time has flown by since October last year when Markle and Prince Harry announced they were expecting, and since then everyone has put their two cents in about what to expect and what protocol will be. Yet, if this shower is anything to go by, we probably won't be leaning too hard on tradition when predicting what will come next!