• Meghan Markle doesn't think having a big baby shower with gifts is appropriate at present
  • Prince Harry and Markle believe they could use their time and resources for a better purpose than a baby shower
  • Markle's husband and friends are supportive of her decision to not have a baby shower

Meghan Markle will not have a baby shower unlike her first pregnancy, according to a report.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second baby, a girl. However, Markle has no plans of having a baby shower this time around because she doesn't think it's appropriate to do so.

"Meghan doesn’t feel a big baby shower with gifts is appropriate right now," a source told Us Weekly.

"There is too much strife in the world. She and Harry have been so involved with humanitarian issues, they both feel their time and resources can be used for a better purpose."

The source said Prince Harry is supportive of his wife's decision. She also "has the support of her friends."

"Harry is the ideal partner, taking care of Archie and working to provide for his family," the insider added.

Prince Harry and Markle announced in February that they are expecting their second child. The pregnancy announcement happened months after Markle shared her miscarriage experience in a heartbreaking personal essay for The New York Times.

"We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother," the Sussexes' spokesperson said at the time. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child."

Markle's baby shower for Archie received intense backlash due to the lavish celebration in New York. According to reports, it cost over $300,000. Markle celebrated the occasion with her celebrity pals Serena Williams, Amal Clooney, Jessica Mulroney and Gayle King.

Royal commentator Robert Jobson described the event as "showbiz style" — something royals do not normally do. However, an insider said she had no regrets over the celebration.

"She doesn’t regret the baby shower in NYC that got so much backlash," an insider told Us Weekly. "She doesn’t regret celebrating her baby or doing it in NYC."

Meanwhile, Markle denied the allegations that she left out her mom, Doria Ragland, from the event. Many noticed that her mother was not present during the occasion and immediately accused Markle of snubbing her, but it wasn’t the case.

"The suggestion that the Claimant (Meghan) deliberately left out her mother from her baby shower and ditched her in favor of her famous friends is untrue and offensive to her," Markle’s lawyer said.

"The Claimant’s mother was of course invited, and the Claimant also offered to buy her airline tickets. However, her mother was unable to attend due to work commitments. It was also untrue and offensive to suggest, as the article does, that ‘not a single guest had known (the Claimant) for more than a decade.’"

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's husband, has turned her hand to writing a children's book
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's husband, has turned her hand to writing a children's book AFP / Ben STANSALL