Ingrid Seward thinks she has a scoop about the Sussexes’ Montecito Baby

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The subtext and context of every story about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over the past 14 months has been “the Windsors and the royal press cannot control them.” That’s such a huge part of ALL of this. When the Windsors want to take one of their own to task, they do it through the press, through a leak, through a comment from an “unnamed source” to a friendly journalist. When the press wants something from the Windsors, they use their coverage to manipulate them. Harry and Meghan said “f–k you very much” to all of that. They aren’t playing that game at all. Which begs the question: why can’t those same royal commentators take Harry and Meghan’s names out of their damn mouths? At this point, it’s clear Harry and Meghan are going to be America for a while. What they do here in America doesn’t concern Salty White Folk Isle at all. But that won’t stop Ingrid Seward from pretending she has some kind of big dumb scoop about the Montecito Baby.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘already know the sex of their baby’ and are likely to ditch standard royal names in favour of a more symbolic, Victorian-style moniker, an expert has claimed. Royal biographer Ingrid Seward told FEMAIL she believes Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, already know the gender of their baby because ‘that is the LA way’ – and suggested they may opt for a more off-the-wall name now they’re free of royal constraints.

‘I’m certain that neither of them will feel obliged to use any of the standard royal names,’ she explained. ‘I’m sure they will already know the sex of the baby, as that is the LA way. I imagine they might go for the Victorian style names which are all symbolic of colours. For a boy, they may choose Red, which is Redmond, Blue or Grey. Whereas for the girl choices, I can see them turning to the flowers – Daisy, Primrose, Violet or Ivy. I certainly don’t think they’ll be following Gwyneth Paltrow’s steps by looking to fruit.’

Ingrid added that she wouldn’t be surprised if they choose Diana if it’s a girl – one of the current bookies’ favourites – as a tribute to Harry’s mother. Ladbrokes has Alfie and Alexandra as frontrunners, both with odds of 4-1, and the betting on the baby’s sex has seen both a boy and girl priced at 10-11.

When Meghan was pregnant with Archie, she caused a furore with her lavish $500,000 New York baby shower held in the penthouse of the Mark Hotel, which reportedly left senior courtiers ‘spitting out their morning tea’ when pictures of the luxurious affair emerged. Ingrid said she has ‘no doubt’ the duchess’ glamorous LA lifestyle will play a part in her second pre-birth celebration, and suggested new neighbour Oprah Winfrey may be first in line to plan it.

‘I think Meg’s girlfriends will be fighting for the privilege of giving her a baby shower this time around,’ Ingrid observed. ‘Perhaps Oprah might step up to the role as she is a neighbour now? Saying that, though it’s tradition that friends throw the shower, her nearest and dearest may host it at Meghan’s house – it will no doubt still be very elaborate compared to how we Brits do it. If her last shower is anything to go off, expect harpists and a boujee banquet.’

[From The Daily Mail]

“They will already know the sex of the baby, as that is the LA way.” Literally every modern OBGYN asks the couple if they would like to know the sex of the baby, because the imaging technology has gotten that good. Doctors can tell the sex at like four or five months or something without even needing bloodwork or an amnio. My point is that it’s not “the LA way.” It’s just… the way, and it’s a choice every parent makes about whether or not they’ll find out the sex! And her guesses for the name are just asinine, as is all of the name conversation. I didn’t think “Archie Harrison” was even that “royal.” They obviously didn’t want Archie to sound like a Victorian ghost but beyond that, the name isn’t really modern OR royal. And the bitching about the baby shower… for goodness sake, shut up. You don’t own them. You can’t control them. Take their names out of your g–damn mouth.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son

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113 Responses to “Ingrid Seward thinks she has a scoop about the Sussexes’ Montecito Baby”

  1. Lucy2 says:

    Yup. I’m sure Meghan and Oprah, who have both been taking the pandemic very seriously, are going to have a big ol’ bash with dozens of people at Megan‘s house. Absolutely. Sure.

    • Mila says:

      Exactly after having a previous micasrrage I’m sure she is going to purposely risk her second and rainbow babies life in a deadly pandemic for some balloons 🙄!

    • Over it says:

      This, god these people are bitchy desperate

    • My Two Cents says:

      I like and second Kaiser’s line, For goodness sake, just shut up!

    • Amy Too says:

      This take about the big baby shower during a pandemic goes along with my theory that the royal reporters see the members of the royal family as characters in a fictional soap opera that they’re writing. They’ve come up with various characterizations for all of them that aren’t based in reality, ways that they relate to each other that may or may not be based in reality and can change on a dime to suit this week’s “storyline,” and then they forget that they’re writing about actual real people who live in the actual real world during this actual real moment in history. Consistently forgetting that there’s a pandemic when they want to make up stories shows me that they know they’re writing fiction, like a tv show or a novel, and they can literally come up with any storyline they want because their characters live in a fictional world. It’s so bizarre. I think it’s also partly why they seem to feel such ownership over the members of the RF: because they feel like they own these characters that they’ve come up with. The more you write about certain characters, the more you know your characters and feel like you know exactly what they’re thinking and how they would respond in any situation you choose to put them in. It’s probably why they can so confidently claim they know what members of the family are thinking or feeling at any given moment.

      But the problem is that they’ve written these characters to be so far from the actual people the characters are based on, that we get ridiculous stories that don’t make any sense for the real person. Meghan is not going to have a huge baby shower during the middle of a pandemic hosted by her work colleague, Oprah. But in Harry and Meghan: the TV Show, Meghan is a grasping, social climbing, status obsessed celebrity wannabe who absolutely would care about things like having a massive, flashy, celebrity baby shower to post all over the Instagram she doesn’t have in real life, hosted by someone that isn’t necessarily a close friend or family member because it would impress others and help earn her clout.

      And Harry is a sniveling idiot with a heart of gold who is being pulled around against his will by this crazy American harpy when all he really wants to do is go home, right now, in the middle of a pandemic, and cuddle up with will and Kate and kiss the Queen’s feet.

      And William is a hardworking statesman who is preparing diligently to be King and actually driving to BP everyday (in a pandemic!) to pick up the red box and help the Queen out by doing the work of government for her.

      And Kate is the sweet, sweet mummy and wife who is guiding everyone behind the scenes, baking, making dinner, doing arts and crafts projects, all while working like a top CEO on her Early Years project, and also getting Queen lessons directly from the Queen (again, during a pandemic).

      I think this is also why the royal reporters get SO ANGRY whenever Harry and Meghan do something or announce something without it being leaked first. If it was leaked, they could consider it a fun writing challenge, a note from the editor, and they could twist it and find a way to write it into their fiction story. But when they’re chugging along, deeply invested in writing the story of a man desperately trying to leave his overbearing wife and escape back to a life of duty in England, and then there’s a second pregnancy announcement complete with photo of him looking adoringly at his wife, that really jolts them out of the story they’re writing and reminds them that these are people living real lives and that they’re not characters in the books they’re writing and the RRs don’t actually know them like they think they do.

      • Just the lines “…..that’s the L. A. Way…” and “…..any of the standard royal names…”. My God, these 👑🐀🎡🤡s can’t let even the minutist of things get past them can they? And, if Meghan is so irrelevant, why does Ingrid give 2 F**ks about her potential baby shower?

        Is this truly the ONLY way these 🤡s can make money anymore? By continually slamming 2 people they have declared irrelevant, minor Royals?

      • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

        Yes, that makes so much sense. All ‘dance, puppets! Dance! but the puppets are human beings and do their own thing.

        Royal expertry must be such a sad, pointless existence.

      • Aeren says:

        Spot on Amy Too!

    • Soupie says:

      I’m from L.A. and I chose not to know the gender of either of my children, both born in Los Angeles County. She is so clueless, like all the rest of them.

  2. jules says:

    I stopped reading her article when I got to “It’s the LA way”. What a stupid thing to put on paper, especially from across the pond where you literally don’t know anyone from LA except what you read in the press, which is fake half the time anyways.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Exactly. She just wanted to write an article for the sake of writing a bashing article. I know for a fact that Archie’s baby shower did not cost half a mill. Wiggy just wanted to remind her racist crowd of Meghan’s supposed profligacy and the fact that she will always be a ‘furriner’.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Ingrid Seward wrote this article because she was PAID to a write an article.

        Ingrid had no real scoop or new information so she just made something up. Ingrid knows The Daily Fail will print anything, outright lies included, if it falls into the narrative they wish to perpetuate.

      • Becks1 says:

        To clarify though this isnt Ingrid’s article. She’s just quoted in it. She didnt write it.

    • VS says:

      I almost never read those articles only CB or Kaiser’s take. the “LA Way” and there are people who believe that? jeez some royalists are dumb! it is actually quite funny

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Ingrid Seward does not believe it but the majority of the Daily Fail commentariat WANTS to believe it.

    • Nic919 says:

      Ultrasounds revealing the sex of the baby have been available since the 80s. It is utterly idiotic to pretend that this is just an LA thing when the world has been doing so for decades.

      • Geraldine Granger says:

        Right?? I knew the sex of my baby at ten weeks. I was considered “geriatric” at 37 so had blood tests done. Which by the way, my OB and midwife said it was silly to think of a 37 year old pregnancy as geriatric.

      • Amy Too says:

        I’m positive that every member of the RF since the 80’s has known the sex of the baby during pregnancy but just chose not to reveal it to the public because they like to parcel out their information to feed the press, keep everyone interested in the pregnancy, have something to reveal at the end besides the name, or because they want to have something private to keep to themselves for awhile. Are we really meant to believe that will and Kate didn’t know the sex of their babies? They knew, they just weren’t sharing.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I stopped reading after the headline, “Ingrid Seward thinks . . . ”

      Ingrid Seward thinks South Africa has a prime minister. I guess she never heard of any of South Africa’s presidents, including Nelson Mandela, the very famous former PRESIDENT? She is racist and incredibly ignorant. It’s a wonder why Vanity Fair still uses her, which reflects badly on Vanity Fair.

    • ElleE says:

      @Jules-oh, so you didn’t get down to the part where the journalist goes out on a limb to say that Meghan will probably not follow Gwyneth’s example? Gwyneth, whose babies are teenagers now?

      Now if I was a journalist, I would start by looking at the social security website for baby names by state and then make a few educated guesses based on what is known about the parents: https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/namesbystate.cgi

      Or I would just think of a random celebrity that had a baby 16 years ago and point out that Meghan will probably not do something similar. (Also Apple is a living person and a sweet teenager and this b!t0h is making fun of her name??)

  3. Snuffles says:

    She’s just speculating like the rest of us.

    I joke that they should give the kid a California, hippie name like Cloud or Rainbow.

    And I wouldn’t be holding my breath expecting a baby shower. We are still in a pandemic and it will probably be a while before people in Harry and Meghan’s age group get vaccinated.

    My guess is that when Meghan turns 40 in August, everyone should be vaccinated then and she will throw herself a big ass party. But outside just to be safe!

  4. Vanessa says:

    So are we all to believe that the British people and the royals don’t have baby showers at all that the storylines there going with . Like it’s so horrible to have a celebration of a new life these so called experts sound so asinine what century are they living in .

    • Dandun says:

      im Irish but culturally we do not have baby showers here and Britain would be the same. i have had two babies, know numerous people with babies and have never been to a baby shower. its just not the done thing over here.

      i found out the sex though, so LA of me!!!! thats just a crazy comment, lots of people find out everywhere now

      • escondista says:

        My baby shower was so fun and I got lots of help in getting items for motherhood and to see and hug lots of people together (in 2016). We don’t really do baby showers for second babies because you can reuse many things gifted for the first.

      • L4frimaire says:

        I know other places don’t have them but I was surprised how freaked out people were about Meghan having a baby shower. An American, having a baby shower, in America, with her American friends. It was obviously to cheer her up and show her some support when she was being constantly attacked. People have showers, sometimes multiple one’s, all the time. It’s not unusual to have a little work celebration before going on maternity leave, then having a friends and family one as well, with the hosts paying for it. We even have “ sprinkles “ fir the subsequent kids. It’s dorky but kind of fun. I cannot, and will not get behind gender reveal parties. That’s a bridge too far for me.

    • Couch potato says:

      Some people have picked up the American baby shower, but it’s not a common tradition in most European countries as far as I know.

    • heygingersnaps says:

      Most British people don’t have baby showers, they give gifts after the baby is born.
      My partner’s parents and our family friends don’t believe in baby showers or another take is that, they look down upon it (it’s the “American way” 🙄).
      When I was pregnant, we didn’t have a baby shower but we received lots of presents and cards when our son was born. Baby showers are starting to become popular here though.

    • Nic919 says:

      When the first round of complaining about Meghan’s baby shower happened, many helpfully pointed out the articles showing that Pippa threw Kate a baby shower so clearly the Middletons were ok with this “American” tradition.

  5. Sofia says:

    Ingrid knows nothing about the Sussexes. She knows just as much as we do at this point. And I think they’ll do a modern “twist” on a classical name and use the nickname instead for names. But after Archie Harrison I don’t know how and where to start with guessing lol

    • Jegede says:

      Exactly.👍👍

      ALL Ingrid Seward stories on Harry & Meghan, should be prefaced with the fact, that she wrote an editorial begging Harry to take Cressida back.🙄

    • Amy Too says:

      The bit about how they’ll be going away from royal family tradition by giving their baby a Victorian name was so weird to me because it seems like lots of royals are giving their babies names that have been used consistently throughout and since the Victorian times for royal babies. So it seems like a contradiction to say “away from royal tradition” and “because it will be a Victorian name.” When you say “they chose a Victorian name for the baby,” I think OF the royal family, not “oh that’s so far removed from the royals!”

      When she guessed “away from the royal tradition” I was like “Duh, they named their first kid Archie,” so that’s pretty obvious. And… were there a lot of Victorian babies named Red, Blue, and Grey? Because I read a lot of classic literature from that era and I’ve never seen a character named after a color. That seems more like a celebrity thing than a Victorian thing. Flower names, yeah, but I don’t see H and M doing a flower name.

      • I’m surprised Ingrid didn’t suggest a SLAVE name to fit in with ‘The American’s’ heritage! What a dog Whistler she is.

        And — once again — KAISER, thanks for wading in at the deep end of the 👑🐀🎡🤡 cesspool so that we don’t have to.

    • HeyJude says:

      I know I would not start at Alfie. Alfie is basically Archie.

      And dear god “Alfie and Archie” as siblings is like Kim, Kendall, Khloe, Kashmoney, Khlamydia Kardashian. It’s god awful this woman sounds unwell to seriously suggest anybody of such substance as Harry and Meghan would name their kids like that.

      It’s laughable.

  6. Becks1 says:

    “that is the LA way”?? These people really cant help themselves, can they?

    (I’m on the east coast and I found out the sex for both my babies, TAKE THAT INGRID!!!)

    Also, I’m still scratching my head at how this – being a “royal insider” or whatever – is a job. Ingrid Seward doesnt know jackshit about the Montecito Baby. And yet she’s still going to spout off about the sex or the potential name etc.

  7. Lesley says:

    From the land of make believe comes another piece from Ingrid Seaweed, and yes folks she’s making it all up, again.

    Btw, why is it Meghan’s fault that her friends spent up on Archie’s baby shower? They spent the money to treat a friend, or is someone jealous that they didn’t get to go?

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      The Royal Rota got paid to run the Sussexes out of the country, helping the British “Royal” Family do their dirty work for them. Job done, Ingrid! Pat yourself on the back time, right?

      So why continue to cover Harry & Meghan, Ingrid?

      Don’t you have some puff pieces to write on the Malevolent 7? Come on Ingrid honey, focus. Your Queen is not in California, she’s on The Salty Island of Racist White Privilege Tears, living next door to her Pedo son. Go interview them! Petty Betty’s keen for you to rehabilitate Darling Diddums so she can hand off Harry’s patronages and make The Real Family Disgrace a “working royal” again. Surely that’s more important than the gender reveal of a biracial baby you’ve already decided to hate?

      Or go interview Kate! I’m sure your readers are dying to know where are the best places to get botox these days. Maybe you can make it a girls’ day out, get matching pedicures and shop for summer wedges. If I were you, I’d skip the trip to the local grand-manor-turned-RHS-garden though. I hear Kate has developed an allergy to roses…

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Perfect Post!

      • JT says:

        The queen couldn’t have been more clear in her statement. Harry and Meghan said that they were done and they were done a year ago. There is no reason why the BM should still be covering the irrelevant royals at all. All of the major British papers and morning shows are wall to wall H&M. Who are the irrelevant ones again?

  8. TheOriginalMia says:

    Someone paid her for those quotes. Lord. Can they just stfu about them? My God. They ran them off that island, but talk about them all the damn time. If they know the sex of their baby, good for them. Mind yo business, Ingrid. Whatever they name their child, again, it doesn’t concern you. And lastly, the baby shower didn’t cost half a million and was given by her old girlfriends. Oh, and it wasn’t your money they used.

  9. L84Tea says:

    Oh honey, please, take a seat. You know s**t.

  10. OriginalLala says:

    yeah I’m *sure* they will have a huge baby shower in the middle of a pandemic…lol ok Seward.

  11. Midnight@fheOasis says:

    Man, that article was a crock of fan fiction. Any of us could have written that speculative garbage. These people know nothing and need to stop pretending they have access. The Sussexes have gone no contact with the carnival of so-called experts. Geez.

  12. Merricat says:

    Why is she commenting at all, when she has said repeatedly that the Sussexes are of no interest to Britain?

    • VS says:

      I have been asking this question forever. They keep telling people how irrelevant the Sussexes why not STOP COVERING THEM then? jeez…..and you see some people saying that H&M are courting the press when it is the press that just CAN’T stop talking about them. Why can the others left ask them to cover them? I am sure W&K want that attention! this must be tiring!

  13. Ceej says:

    It must be hard to feel your relevance slipping out of your grasp and lacking the self-awareness to know you caused it must make one distraught at how out of control life has become.

    We must weep for ingrid. Play the tiny violins of sadness for her irrelevance, and weep as she faces her own insignificance as a reporter. Can’t come soon enough.

  14. whateveryousay says:

    This is unhinged (from Ingrid). What is she going on about? The LA way? Everyone finds out the sex of their baby. See those ridiculous gender reveal parties.

    And also, most people don’t have a baby shower for their second, only their first child.

    Why in the world would Oprah be throwing her anything? Harpists? They literally made flower arrangements the last freaking time? What?

    I am sputtering.

  15. Janey says:

    She’s 39. I imagine she probably had genetic testing and those test will tell you what the baby’s sex is. I did this with both. It’s standard medical care for people over 35 that are pregnant.
    -woman who had a baby at 35, 37, and 39.

    • Betsy says:

      Yep, this is what I was going to say. She’s an “elderly gravida” and she’s already had one prior miscarriage. No sht she knows the sex if they wanted to know.

  16. GG says:

    I think it would be beautiful if the Sussexes chose to use the name Ragland in some capacity. It would be a lovely nod to Doria.

  17. Sunday says:

    The only “scoop” Ingrid Seward has is the scoop of ice cream she’ll drown her tears in after fumbling the sussex coverage bag by being racist, hateful and idiotic. Can’t wait for the 29 articles spinning out of whole cloth wild tales of a gender reveal party “the LA way.” Truly can’t believe this is a real job.

  18. sara says:

    I didn’t realize OBGYNs in Britain were so behind the times that they can’t even determine the sex of a fetus in utero. They really should fund the NHS better. ☹️

    • VS says:

      Comment of the day for me! Bazinga!!!

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      :snickers: I had to go put a headlamp on so I could find my computer in all this shade. ;)
      Maybe Ingrid and Penny could convince Chaz to push some charity funding towards the NHS?
      He’s a dressy man for his time of life… he could do a levee as a fundraiser, perhaps!

  19. Kittylouise says:

    This woman is talking shite.

    The LA way? Everyone finds out now. The silly cow, it’s a generational thing, not an American thing.

    But of course, the royal reporters will get a little anti-American snidiness in there somewhere. And make the rest up.

  20. Harper says:

    Can we start a petition never to hear from this know-nothing ever again? Her imaginary ramblings are nonsense.

  21. Bibi says:

    “for goodness sake, shut up. You don’t own them. You can’t control them. Take their names out of your g–damn mouth.” LOL I know they are so annoying and desperate, I dunno what to say anymore

  22. MsIam says:

    I hope Keen really does get pregnant so these fools can obsess over what’s happening in her uterus and leave Meghan alone. Leave her in peace since they did their level best to make her first pregnancy a living hell. I think that is one of the many reasons why we haven’t seen her much, the poor woman just wants to breathe and feel safe from scrutiny.

    • JT says:

      Just like Eugenie, they would make Kate’s pregnancy about Meghan. When Will Montecito baby meet the 4th Cambridge child? Meghan is hosting the baby shower for Kate in Cali! Kate’s new child pushes Archie down the line of succession! They are obsessed with the Sussexes. You would think after the queen’s announcement that H&M aren’t returning the RR would focus on the “real” royals. But even they don’t want to.

  23. Jessica says:

    Shut up, Ingrid Seward. You can’t sit at their table and that’s that on that!

  24. Seraphina says:

    I went out to the Daily Mail yesterday and I was just floored by how many articles they have on Harry and Meghan. It made me smile because, damn, they are gone and yet they are everywhere. The bottom line is that as long as H&M thrive and do philanthropic work, the vile jealous people will continue to try and bring them down.
    And yeah, it’s not the LA way to find out the sex – it’s called 2020 and we have the technology to find out.

  25. Dollycoa says:

    The Royal hags are out in force this week. That other arse licking nonentities Penny Junor wrote some bullshit article in The Times and got laughed out of town in the comments. If you have so little respect for yourself that you build a career spanning decades kowtowing to the Royals, who probably laugh at you behind your back, then you cant expect anyone else to respect anything you say.

  26. Over it says:

    I don’t live in the us, when I had all mine I found out the sex of all 3 and the first one when I was actually living in the uk. Let’s not forget that ingrid bitch is a carnival of circus clowns.

  27. Ginger says:

    Do they not have ultrasounds in the UK? I swear, the BM is so pathetic. They sound like morons.

    I don’t see them naming their child Diana. Harry honors his him with his work not by naming his child after his mom. Archie wasn’t named after anyone.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      “Archie wasn’t named after anyone” —

      It’s only my own speculation, but I always thought Archie was named after Meghan — it is almost an anagram of Rachel. And Harrison is literally “Harry’s son.” I wonder if they will switch it up for the next one, something to do with Harry for the first name, and something to do with Meghan for the middle name.

      • Feeshalori says:

        I thought l read somewhere that Archie was named for someone Harry revered in the military, but l could be wrong.

  28. Cecilia says:

    A baby shower? In this panorama? Is ingrid okay? Also they didn’t go LA or royal with archie. They just did what meghan and harry wanted to do and that’s exactly what they’ll do 2nd time around

  29. Nyro says:

    Is this the same Ingrid Seward, who just a few months ago, was gushing about how Meghan and Harry are over because they no longer sell magazines for her, as if their fan base reads her royalist publication? This her? Lol

  30. Liz version 700 says:

    The LA Way lol. Is this just LA or is their a DC Way and a NY Way. Good grief

  31. Amy Bee says:

    Ingrid Seward sounds unhinged. First all I remember when they announced Archie’s name. The press complained that it wasn’t royal and it’s more than likely that that Harry and Meghan will once again not give this new baby royal names. I’m not even sure that Diana will be figure if it’s a girl. Harry may not want to saddle his child with that burden. Second of all, the LA way of finding out the sex of a baby is the same as anywhere else in the world. And thirdly, we are still in a global pandemic, people should not be having baby showers and I’d like to think that Harry and Meghan will not have one because of COVID.

  32. Who ARE These People? says:

    That photo of the new parents is so very happy and beautiful. That’s all.

  33. vertes says:

    Meghan didn’t pay for her own shower nor did she pay a hotel bill. She was the honoree and the cost of everything was paid by co-hostesses. It is not like a wedding where the bridal couple or their parents pay for the venue and everything else. That, dear Brits, is the American Way.

  34. Mina_Esq says:

    “Boujee banquet”? lol All these people are straight up jealous of the fact that Meghan has rich, successful girlfriends who don’t mind spending money on her. I’m sure more aristos would be throwing fancy baby showers if they had money to burn. But a lot of them are broke and struggling to pay for repairs to the leaky roofs on their estate homes. The British aristocracy invented extravagant parties. It’s not boujee or American.

    • Becks1 says:

      This was exactly the issue with her NYC baby shower. She has rich famous friends and the British press could not cope. The issue wasnt the private plane that she used to fly back to London, its that it was with Amal Clooney. The issue wasnt that they made bouquets, its that it was with Gayle King. Here, the issue isnt that she may or may not have a second baby shower. It’s that Oprah might be involved with it.

      • Mina_Esq says:

        Yup, they are not coping with the fact that Meghan doesn’t need them or their favor. And of course Oprah won’t be throwing her a baby shower. Oprah is a mentor, not a girlfriend. She is friends with Meghan’s mom. She is to Meghan what the Queen and Camilla should have been to her.

    • Nyro says:

      Exactly. Nothing but jealousy. All those regular people from regular families, talented and hardworking and earned their wealth. If all I had was a name that only mattered in Britain, a dilapidated castle, and old furniture covered in dog hair because I can’t afford a maid, I’d be pissed too. Those British aristos ain’t sh%t and they themselves know it. They look down on celebrities and wealthy Americans in general because they know they don’t have the smarts, talent, self-esteem, or work ethic to even begin to compete.

  35. FEG says:

    With Meghan’s age, she probably got a NIPT chromosomal anomaly test at 12 weeks and you can find out gender from that. I’m pregnant now and paid for the test (not covered if you’re under 35) because I was too impatient to wait for the 20 week scan!

  36. Jaded says:

    Have all these old bats been at the cooking sherry a little too much? I guess they can’t handle the fact that Meghan and Harry actually work. They do good things. They are successful. They are good and kind and will shine a great light on the world in ways the rest of the BRF can’t and won’t.

    You jelly ladies?

  37. Nicole says:

    As a born and bred Angelino, the “LA way” is beyond insulting. Keep Los Angeles out of your mouth and fill it with tacos and pho. We don’t want you sullying up the energy with your bad karma. And Frankly, Santa Barbara is not Los Angeles. Read an effing map.

    • Nyro says:

      They’re so jealous of Los Angeles and everything it represents in the world. Especially the power and glamor of the entertainment industry.

  38. TeamAwesome says:

    My niece is 12 weeks along and already the doctor knows the gender through a blood test. I had no idea that was a thing! Diana has a lot of baggage as a name for a Sussex girl, but Diana’s middle name was apparently Frances. Doria’s middle name is Loyce.

  39. Jay says:

    I notice that this writer mentions “Meghan’s” lavish baby shower (her friends planned it!) but not the many charities that the Sussex’s “global” baby shower raised funds for.

    Personally, I’ve always loved the idea of using Diana’s middle name, Frances/Francis – it’s a tribute without being too on the nose.

  40. Lunasf17 says:

    Do brits not find out the text of their babies normally? I didn’t find out the sex of my baby but I had some blood work done around 13 weeks and I think they could already tell at that point if I was interested in knowing. But nearly everyone else finds out the sex. I thought I was the weird one for not finding out! And they might not even do a baby shower because obviously they don’t need people to buy them stuff as they have everything or can easily afford whatever they need and the pandemic is still happening. Yes we americans can go overboard with our consumerist ways with baby showers, weddings, whatever but I don’t think that’s Megan’s fault! Sheesh!

    • Kittylouise says:

      Yes – most people find out the sex of their baby. From what I remember you have 2 scans as standard, and you can find out the sex at the second one at 20 weeks. Or, you can pay something like £80 for a private scan at 15 weeks and find out then if you don’t want to wait (source: my pregnant daughter).

      And loads of people have baby showers in the UK now, it’s a lovely tradition to adopt I think. My daughter had one for her first baby, and won’t for her second.

  41. aquarius64 says:

    Still covering the “irrelevant” Sussexes? If the RRs had the guts to go after Andrew in full force they may have some gravitas. Kids that run a high school newspaper are Pulitzer Prize winners by comparison.

  42. GrnieWnie says:

    Actually, where I grew up, you are not allowed to find out the sex of the baby. It was a predominantly Chinese community and I heard they would abort if it was not a boy (this was back when China still had the one-child policy). Government didn’t like the sex selection, so it eliminated the possibility of learning the sex and we all had public healthcare. I do think this tends to be more of an issue in countries with public healthcare systems, so there’s a tiny bit of truth to the claim that finding out the baby’s sex is somewhat cultural/American.

    My mother tells a story about going in for her 20-week ultrasound when pregnant with her sixth child and hearing the u/s tech say, “You say you have five girls already?” She goes, “Yes.” The tech goes, “Oh.” And my mother knew she was having another girl.

  43. Ingrid Seward, yes, Meghan and Harry know the sex of their baby. But they won’t tell you. They’ve left the RF, remember? So there’s no more leaking out from BP and KP about anything Sussex. So keep guessing, you idiotic clown member of the carnival of so-called royal experts.

  44. Bettyrose says:

    The baby will likely have a name with significance to H & M that also passes the “Supreme Court test” because H & M are both sentimental and sensible. But this is true for most parents?

  45. Catherine says:

    Princess Diana found out the sex of her babies during both pregnancies. She discussed it in the Panorama interview and in the Andrew Morton book. Just like during her first pregnancy. The BM is ramping up the negativity directed toward Meghan. A whole article about what she thinks is true. Both Ingrid Seward and Angela Levin are the BM’s go to “experts” when they want a negative perspective on anything Harry and Meghan do. They are both vicious.

  46. L4frimaire says:

    What a ridiculous article. Everyone who has kids are asked if they want to know the sex, since it’s easily determined on the scans. Modern technology and all. This baby is going to be a big deal and even Sewage knows this. They’ll try to downplay it and scream privacy, but as she gets bigger and closer to the due date ( which I think they’ll keep vague), the press will start making demands again. They are still so stuck on that baby shower, which Meghan’s friends paid for and is very common. What bothered them about it was she looked like she was having fun, and looked really cool and glamorous and away from those people’s miserable clutches. Also, the way they go on about Oprah being in charge of everything in their lives. It drives them crazy not knowing anything. I hope in that interview they skewer these old dinosaurs and call out their nastiness and ignorance.

  47. RoyalBlue says:

    I have had to stop reading Ingrid Sewer, Ship, Fay Nikkah, Eden and all the other royal reporters articles. It was just constant nastiness, bullying, racism, misogyny and speculation. I thought we were taught by our parents and teachers to be kind. The education system in Britain is failing you.

  48. Jackie says:

    So the Queen already has an Isla, a Savannah, an August and a Lena among her great-grandchildren and a grand-daughter called Zara. This article is ridiculous.

  49. MissMarierose says:

    senior courtiers spitting out their morning tea?
    sounds like that goes against royal protocol.

  50. RedWeatherTiger says:

    “Whereas for the girl choices, I can see them turning to the flowers – Daisy, Primrose, Violet or Ivy.”

    Unpack.

    Daisy Mountbatten-Windsor. A COMMONER name! How dare she!

    Primrose Mountbatten- Windsor. I think we need middle names here. PrimRose Hanbury Cholmondeley Mountbatten- Windsor. Yeah, I can see that.

    Violet Mountbatten-Windsor: Violets are purple–The American is USURPING the QUEEN’s royal color!

    Poison Ivy Mountbatten- Windsor, right Rota?

    • L4frimaire says:

      No way are they giving their kids those floral names. That seems very English aristo. I personally like slightly unusual or off center names, but who knows. Archie is cute but not that untraditional. Another “A” name would be cute but a little corny. Don’t like being named after any obvious relative. I do like Frances for both boy and girl as middle names, but hate the nicknames Frank and Frankie.

  51. Lucy says:

    The whole part about Victorian names, choosing blue or red …. might be the weirdest thing I’ve read from the British press. Also I want her to explain it more. The rest is blah blah, how many dog whistles can I produce?

  52. aquarius64 says:

    They’ll lose it if the Sussexes go Bridgerton on the name. Girl: Daphne, Eloise, or Penelope. Boy: Simon, Colin or Anthony.

  53. The Recluse says:

    I think Celebitchy should hold a contest for whoever can write the best, absolutely non-sensical fiction about anyone in the Royal Family, just to make a point.

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