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Duchess Meghan Doesn’t Regret Having Baby Shower in NYC Despite Backlash (Exclusive)

No regrets! Duchess Meghan isn’t afraid to break from tradition since becoming a royal — even if it causes controversy. The new mom, 37, even made headlines when she decided to host her baby shower stateside.

“She doesn’t regret the baby shower in NYC that got so much backlash,” a source exclusively tells Us. “She doesn’t regret celebrating her baby or doing it in NYC.”

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Before the Suits star gave birth to son Archie, 7 weeks, she had threw a multiday party in the city that never sleeps. According to an insider, the Duchess of Sussex didn’t receive “a scolding” for her soiree in the states, but was informed that it strays from the norm.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends an event at Canada House, the offices of the High Commision of Canada in the United Kingdom, to mark Commonwealth Day, in central London, on March 11, 2019. CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II’s former press spokesperson, Dickie Arbiter, previously shared a similar sentiment with Us about Meghan’s lavish celebration. “Baby showers, it’s very much an American thing,” he explained to Us of the actress’ star-studded party at The Mark Hotel with famous friends, including Amal Clooney and Abigail Spencer. “We don’t do it here in the U.K. It was a bit over the top in terms of expense and the way she got there.”

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But, according to the first source, the new mom is having a difficult time adjusting to life across the pond. “It’s hard for Meghan in London because the press is so vicious to her there,” adds the insider. “This is her life every day. But her mentality is like, well if this is what it’s going to be like, I’m going to do what I want to do. I won’t play by these rules.”

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For more details on Duchess Meghan, watch the video above and pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now!

With reporting by Brody Brown

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