Meghan Markle violated the royal protocol by taking a baby shower – and that is perhaps why Kate Middleton ignored it.
Markle, 37, landed in New York this week to celebrate with her best friends, Serena Williams and stylist Jessica Mulroney, but her famous sister-in-law was nowhere to be found.
In fact, reports suggest that Middleton, 37, is on a secret ski trip with Prince William and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, who had left school.
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A royal source told the Sun that William and Middleton would probably have visited their favorite ski resort, Courchevel, in the Troi Vallees, France, while Markle would be arguing at the other end of the pond. .
Markle was spotted at The Mark Hotel, in the Upper East Side neighborhood of the Big Apple, as well as at the Polo Bar, along with Williams and Mulroney.
Among the guests of the elite shower were Williams, Mulroney, the former "Suits" of Markle, Sarah Rafferty and Abigail Spencer, the friend Misha Nonoo, the actress Priyanka Chopra and Amal Clooney.
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"This trip is a great opportunity to meet friends and spend time in a city that she loves," said one insider. "This is the last time many of them will see Meg before the baby is born, so it's nice to share precious moments. It's a relaxing visit. Nothing beats the time facing your friends. Meg will return home refreshed and relaxed – and with many baby clothes. "
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Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, was reportedly seen in Los Angeles while Markle was celebrated in New York.
The big reason why Middleton may have missed the shower is that it does not conform to the royal protocol.
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Middleton has not had a baby shower for her three games, with Victoria Arbiter, ABC News' royal advisor, noting that she adds "further pressure on their wealth, and that it's a good thing." a sumptuous baby shower would be considered highly inappropriate. " Do not go out and buy themselves. "
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It may also be that the duchesses are just not so close: Markle and Harry missed the Middleton birthday celebrations last month, but the royal officials have firmly denied that the women are arguing.