Meghan Markle ‘faces huge bill after £300k baby shower as taxman chases Duchess for slice of lavish gifts’

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Meghan Markle 'faces huge bill after £300k baby shower as taxman chases Duchess for slice of lavish gifts'



MEGHAN Markle faces a huge bill following her £300k baby shower as US taxmen expect her to pay dues on every lavish gift she received.
The Duchess of Sussex, 36, now seven months pregnant, flew from London to the US for the special shower earlier this month.
Splash News Meghan Markle as she left The Mark Hotel hours after her $300k Baby Shower
Splash News Blizzard like conditions did not prevent guests from arriving in style, and bearing gifts for the royal baby
The star-studded event was held at the swanky £60k-a-night penthouse at The Mark Hotel in New York.
Dozens of flowers were ordered to the hotel ahead of Meghan’s arrival, and the Duchess’ friends of were spotted bringing gifts.
But for every gift worth $15,000 (£11, 500) or more, she is expected to pay tax.
UNDER THE LIMELIGHT
The United States taxes their citizens wherever they are in the world and whatever their income.
LA based accountant Katherine Welch told the Sunday Express: “Sad to say, those delightful baby shower gifts will come under the microscope too because there is a strict ceiling of $15,000 on personal gifts before they become liable to taxation.”
Meghan received a $379 (£290) Hudson crib, from Babyletto, which is a 3-in-1 convertible crib with toddler bed conversion kit, according to reports.
But she did not unwrap the presents at the party, so it is not known what she received.
US TV host Gayle King who attended the baby bash said Meghan wanted to open them “when she and [Prince] Harry are back together”.
ROYAL PERKS
Concierges were pictured loading Meghan’s collection of gifts into a van to be taken to a luxury £98,500 private jet for the six-hour journey to London – paid for by Amal Clooney.
American investigators have been reportedly eyeing up the couple’s engagements since they tied the knot last May.
One expert told the newspaper they are keen to gain an insight into the “benefits flowing from her new job”.
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The stunning 10,000sq ft baby shower suite was described as a “castle in the sky” and boasts a huge rooftop terrace overlooking Central Park, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a conservatory and a living room that can be “transformed into a full-size Grand Ballroom”.
It was attended by an A-list crowd including tennis ace Serena Williams, designers Jessica Mulroney and Misha Nonoo, lawyer Amal Clooney and TV anchor Gayle King.
Getty – Contributor Meghan Markle didn’t open any of the presents from her baby shower as she wanted to wait until she was back with Prince Harry in London, according to one of the guests
Splash News Meghan brought in a dozen suitcases as party favours for those who are invited to her baby
The Mega Agency CBS TV host Gayle King, 64, was among the guests at the baby shower, and revealed behind-the-scenes secrets
Meghan’s star-studded baby shower at the swanky £60k-a-night penthouse at The Mark Hotel in New York
Splash News The Mark Hotel is said to have rooms costing £57,400 a night
The guests of the baby shower did flower arranging at the event, with bunches being donated to charity

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