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Or so "royal experts" are saying. (Side note: How does one become a royal expert? And can we apply?)
According to ABC News, the Duchess of Cambridge is following in the royal family's well-heeled footsteps — neither Queen Elizabeth nor Queen Victoria threw a bash in honor of their bumps — and is opting out of a lavish (read: American) baby shower.
Her reasons? Well, for one, $$$$. It's not exactly proper royal-person etiquette to accept gifts when you can buy, oh, basically anything in the world you want/need. Two, see above. Unlike how we do it state side, in British culture it's more customary for grandparents, instead of pals, to indulge parents-to-be with presents, like pushchairs. (Brit-speak for strollers!)
Word has it the other famous Middleton (that would be Pippa) still wants to plan a small shindig, but experts agree if she does, "The queen is not going show up." Burn.
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