Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child on May 6, 2019. They named him Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and a few days later they introduced him to the world. As Archie grows up, he’ll have access to the sort of wealth most people can only dream of. But apparently his birth, and the events leading up to it, cost his parents a great deal of money. It almost certainly means nothing to them now that they have their child in their arms. But how much was it really?
While Meghan was still pregnant, she held a baby shower, and it was reportedly a pretty lavish one. The February event was apparently masterminded by two of Meghan’s fellow A-listers and best friends: Amal Clooney and Serena Williams. The night before the party, Meghan went out to dinner with Williams at a bar where alcohol prices rise into the thousands, even though obviously the Duchess wasn’t drinking.
Meghan spent the night before the party at the luxurious five-star Mark hotel in New York, which doesn’t come remotely cheap. A penthouse room for just one night will set you back a whopping $75,000. The baby shower itself, though, was reportedly paid for by Williams. Now that’s friendship.