Meghan Markle gave birth to Archie Harrison in May, but three months prior she had an elaborate baby shower in New York. The trip garnered lots of media attention, but documents reveal that's exactly what she tried to avoid. 

The star-studded baby shower took place at NYC's The Mark Hotel and cost a reported $200,000, with the venue -- the penthouse suite-- taking up the majority of the cost at $75,000 a night. Given all of that, Markle tried to do what she could to mitigate criticism of the elaborate celebration and avoid looking like she enjoyed the attention by exiting through the service door. 

READ: Meghan Markle Pregnant Again? Why Fans Should Expect Announcement In 2020

According to Express, documents from the U.S. State Department revealed the reasoning behind the move. 

“The VIP [Meghan] explained that her intent was to change the literal optics of the departure, making it appear that she was at least attempting to sneak out of the hotel in photos rather than exiting through the main entrance and giving the potential impression that she was enjoying the media attention.”

Despite all of the precautions the 38-year-old took, she still received a lot of backlash surrounding the event-- but don't worry, she didn't lose any sleep over it. An insider shared that Markle has no regrets.

"She doesn’t regret the baby shower in NYC that got so much backlash," the source said. "She doesn’t regret celebrating her baby or doing it in NYC."

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended a reception to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales on March 5, 2019 in London, England. Photo: Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images