The Real Reason Duchess Meghan Didn’t Open Her Baby Shower Gifts Doesn’t Involve Prince Harry 

Keeping secrets. Duchess Meghan didn’t open her baby shower gifts while celebrating in New York City with her friends last month — but that had nothing to do with waiting for Prince Harry.

Gayle King, who attended the baby bash at The Mark Hotel, originally said on CBS This Morning on February 21 that the Duchess of Cambridge, 37, was holding off because of her husband, 34.

“If I told you [what I bought Meghan] then I’d have to kill you because she didn’t open any of the gifts because she wants to do that when … she and Harry are back together,” the journalist, 64, said. “So I really don’t know what everybody got.”

The Real Reason Duchess Meghan Didn’t Open Her Baby Shower Gifts Doesn’t Involve Prince Harry
Prince Harry whispers to Meghan Markle as they watch a dance performance by Jukebox Collective in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. Ben Birchall/WPA Pool/Getty Images

But a source tells Us Weekly exclusively, “The reason they didn’t open gifts at the shower wasn’t because Meghan wanted to open the gifts with Harry, but because they would have revealed the baby’s gender.”

This comes two months after the royal couple told well-wishers in Birkenhead, England, that they wanted to keep the sex of their bundle of joy a surprise. That being said, a source told Us exclusively in February that the former actress and her husband know whether they’re having a boy or a girl.

Harry and Meghan announced their pregnancy in October 2018, five months after tying the knot at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” the Kensington Palace statement read. “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”

The mom-to-be revealed in January that she is due in late April or early May.

With reporting by Brody Brown

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