Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Just Received a Very Canadian Gift for Baby Sussex

Meghan Markle is essentially an honorary Canadian. She lived in Toronto for years. She even met and made her first outing with Prince Harry there. And yesterday, she and Baby Sussex received a great, big Canadian welcome in honor of Commonwealth Day.

The 37-year-old pregnant Duchess of Sussex popped into Canada House in London, the location of the very fancy-sounding Canadian High Commission to the United Kingdom, alongside her husband, Prince Harry. According to Kensington Palace, the couple made maple-flavored taffy (obviously) with children, met young Canadians excelling in their career fields and even received a thoughtful gift.

Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Janice Charette, gifted the duke and duchess with a cozy outfit for Baby Sussex that pays homage to the Great White North. The bundle included an organic Canadian maple leaf baby bodysuit from Hop and Moo ($19), Manitobah Mukluks baby moccasins ($75) and a Hudson multi stripe wool-blend pom-pom beanie and set of mittens ($25). It was composed of all Canadian brands and was all sorts of adorable.

Prince Harry, being the royal jokester he is, even reportedly sniffed the moccasins to see if they were made from real leather. (Only the best for Baby Sussex!) “I’m sniffing the insides to check if they are leather or not, not because they are smelly,” he joked.

Markle, dressed for the occasion in an emerald green dress and embellished coat combo from Canadian brand Erdem, accepted the gift graciously.

Tiny moccasins and cozy mittens? It looks like Baby Sussex has lots of things to look forward to.


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