Meghan Markle baby shower: Flower display inside the Duchess' lavish suite revealed as she donates them to charity

The pregnant Duchess of Sussex's lavish party, which is rumoured to have cost £380,000 ($500,000), included a bouquet arranging session in the Grant Penthouse at The Mark hotel in New York.


But the blooms weren't given to guests to take home.

Instead the 37-year-old Royal, who's expecting her first baby with Prince Harry, 34, in the spring, donated them to charity Repeat Roses.

Posts on social media made by the charity, who pass flowers leftover from weddings and events onto child cancer patients and disabled people, give a sneak peak inside the plush suite where Meghan's A-list pals stayed.

One photo – which shows a staff member collecting the colourful blooms – shows the £107 mandarin trees which were delivered to the hotel ahead of the event.


Others focus on the bouquets themselves – which include Meghan's favourite pink peonies, white poppies, purple tulips, roses, rhododendrons and yellow lilies.

The thoughtful move comes as Meghan has been accused of flaunting her wealth by Piers Morgan.

While Royal butler Paul Burrell told Fabulous Online she may have "infuriated Prince William by spending thousands and acting like a diva".

The stunning 10,000sq ft baby shower suite has been described as a "castle in the sky" and boasts a huge rooftop terrace overlooking Central Park, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a conservatory and a living room that can be "transformed into a full-size Grand Ballroom".

Wednesday's baby shower was attended by an A-list crowd including tennis ace Serena Williams, designers Jessica Mulroney and Misha Nonoo, lawyer Amal Clooney and TV anchor Gayle King.

But the charitable donation shows another side to the pricey affair.

Speaking on US show CBS This Morning yesterday, Gayle said of the donations: "I thought that was a very sweet thing…

"It just speaks to who she is. She's kind, she's very generous. And a really, really sweet person."


Among the charities to be sent the flowers was Ronald McDonald House in New York, who house and care for young cancer patients.

They were also donated to patients at Unique People Services, who support those with learning difficulties, health problems or a history of substance abuse.

Repeat Roses described the gift as "the very special experience planned for this very special baby shower" in a gushing post on Instagram.

They added: "We were honored to match the beautiful floral arrangements designed by the Duchess of Sussex and her guests, including host @serenawilliams, to a few of our very favorite NYC neighbor organizations.

"The gesture of kindness brought smiles and an emotional health boost to pediatric cancer patients at @rmhnewyork, cancer patients at the @hopelodgenyc and to behaviorally and medically fragile men at the @uniquepeopleservices Vyse Avenues Program.

"The flowers brought a ray of sunshine on a cold winter day, and will be greatly enjoyed for the week ahead.

"Later, we’ll return to collect flowers and vases for composting and recycling to close the loop and ensure a zero-waste experience. Giving back to People + Planet."

Unique People Services also posted their praise for the Duchess, saying: "We were honoured to be a recipient" and praising Meghan's "big heart".

They added: "The results, and smiles, were stunning!"

The beautiful bouquets were created during a class taught by celebrity florist Lewis Miller, who's based in New York's plush Upper East Side.

He has worked with designer brands including Chanel, Estee Lauder and Valentino in the past – and is famous for his 'flower flashes', where he transforms street features like bins and construction signs with blooms.

They were delivered by Upper East Side florist Lady Fleur, who charge up to £300 for a single bouquet.

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