Queen’s former spokesman calls Meghan’s NYC baby shower a ‘bit over the top’

Duchess Meghan caused waves around the world when she secretly flew to America to have a baby shower in February. But there was one person who was not particularly impressed by the soirée: Queen Elizabeth II’s former press spokesman, Dickie Arbiter.

“Baby showers, it’s very much an American thing,” he explains to Us Weekly. “We don’t do it here in the U.K. It was a bit over the top in terms of expense and the way she got there.”

He also addressed the rumors circulating about if the Duchess of Sussex — who is nearing the end of her third trimester — was having a second shower in the U.K. with Prince Harry. “That’s something they have to answer,” Arbiter explains. “Meghan is American and she does things the American way.”

A source previously revealed to Us that the royal’s sister-in-law, Duchess Kate, will host another bash in her honor. “There is still going to be some sort of private baby-centric event for Meghan’s U.K. people, and Kate will host,” the royal insider said. “Her glam people and other relatives will be there. Not sure if it’s a total baby ‘shower,’ but you could probably call it that.”

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Amal Clooney leaves The Mark Hotel after attending Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Amal Clooney leaves The Mark Hotel after attending Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Amal Clooney is seen on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Amal Clooney arrives to The Carlyle after attending Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Gayle King arrives at Meghan Markle's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Adrian Edwards/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Jessica Mulroney is seen arriving at the mark hotel on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Misha Nonoo arrive at Meghan Markle's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Adrian Edwards/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Guest arrive at Meghan Markle's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Adrian Edwards/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Abigail Spencer arrives at Meghan Markle's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Adrian Edwards/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Gifts arrive at Meghan Markle's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Adrian Edwards/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Gifts carried by Amal Clooney's security arrive at Meghan Markle's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Adrian Edwards/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Amal Clooney is seen arriving at The Mark Hotel on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
New York police officers and members of the press stand outside The Mark Hotel during Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Gayle King arrives for the baby shower for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at The Mark Hotel Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20:Gayle King is seen arriving at the mark hotel on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Gayle King arrives to The Mark Hotel for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 19: A general view of atmosphere outside Meghan, Duchess of Sussex baby shower at The Mark Hotel in the Upper East Side on February 19, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Jessica Mulroney arrives for the baby shower for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at the Mark Hotel Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Amal Clooney is seen arriving at The Mark Hotel on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Jessica Mulroney arrives for the baby shower for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at the Mark Hotel Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Jessica Mulroney arrives to The Mark Hotel for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - February 20: Guest arrives at Meghan Duchess of Sussex Baby Shower at The Mark in New York City n February 20 , 2019. Credit: RW/MediaPunch /IPX
NEW YORK, NY - February 20: Guest arrives at Meghan Duchess of Sussex Baby Shower at The Mark in New York City n February 20 , 2019. Credit: RW/MediaPunch /IPX
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