Meghan Markle has received her first gift as a soon-to-be royal, the Palace has confirmed. And no, it's not a tiara (opens in new tab).
According to People (opens in new tab), the royal family releases a record of every gift they receive in the calendar year and Markle's first gift was given to her via her future brother-in-law, Prince William, during his official visit to Finland last year.
And what was her first gift as a royal (well, as an almost royal)? An apron. The gift might seem a little generic, like when your aunt gives you a scented candle or your coworker gives you a Bath and Body Works gift basket you'll never use. But the gift is actually very thoughtful and tailored to Meghan, a self-professed foodie.
First, there was that adorable post-engagement interview (opens in new tab) in November when she gushed about the night Harry proposed.
"It happened a few weeks ago at Nottingham Cottage...just a cozy night roasting chicken...It was an amazing surprise and so sweet…very romantic," she said.
Cooking isn't a new hobby she's taken up since meeting Prince Harry. When we interviewed (opens in new tab) Meghan back in 2013, she talked about her foodie status.
"I love to cook. My character is a foodie because they know that I'm a foodie. I'm always on the quest to find amazing new restaurants and new recipes," she said. "I'm a California girl, right? I grew up with that farm-to-table dining before it was sweeping the nation. I do think there's some value to really throwing yourself into food and embracing where it comes from."
So yeah, an apron is actually a pretty perfect gift.
Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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