Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell claims the Duke of Cambridge is less than impressed with the former actresss’ star-studded affair that was held in New York City.
“I think Prince William will be angered by all of Meghan’s lavish extravagance this week and the fact her baby shower looked so ‘celebrity’ rather than ‘royal,’” he wrote for The Sun Friday. “He has spent years working with the press to give them what they want but also gets what he wants in return — privacy. Meghan is doing exactly what he doesn’t — courting attention all for her and her baby.”
Burrelll also pointed out that Kate Middleton had a baby shower for their firstborn, Prince George, that “was [a] very private and contained affair.”
“I think William, as well as Kate Middleton, will be totally bewildered by why Meghan is doing all this, as there’s no excuse for over-indulgence or excess and that’s what it seems to me,” claimed Burrell. “Although William mixes with A-list celebrities, he doesn’t take them home with him, they aren’t his friends. They are people he works with. The celebrity world in which Meghan was submerged seems to be where all her friends are, and that can only spell disaster.”
“There is a clear line between the two, and Meghan doesn’t know the difference,” he said. “The baby shower was obviously arranged to be in the spotlight. Why would you invite a CBS anchor to your event if it was private?”
Meanwhile, British royal expert Katie Nicholl told Fox News that it was the Duchess of Sussex’s friends that paid for the party held at the exclusive Mark Hotel in Manhattan.
“A lot has been made of how much the shower has cost, but this is not being paid for by the taxpayers, but by her friends, so I really don’t see why anyone should have a problem with it,” said Nicholl. “It is the case that a baby shower is more of an American phenomenon than a British one and I am told Meghan was very keen to have a shower and thrilled that her friends Serena Williams and Amal Clooney offered to host the party. They really pulled out all the stops and made it a fabulous celebration for Meghan.”
The 37-year-old is due to welcome her first child with Prince Harry in April.