While some people may not have been too happy that Meghan Markle decided to have a baby shower in the United States, the duchess remains unbothered.

“She doesn’t regret the baby shower in NYC that got so much backlash,” a source told Us Weekly. “She doesn’t regret celebrating her baby or doing it in NYC.” The outlet also revealed that although the 37-year-old didn’t receive a “scolding,” it was brought to her attention that it’s out for the ordinary for the British, even more so royals.

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Queen Elizabeth’s former spokesperson Dickie Arbiter agreed. “Baby showers, it’s very much an American thing. 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.” The former actress’ baby shower was held in February and consisted of a star-studded guest list, including Serena Williams and Amal Clooney.

Considering Meg is American and lived most of her life in her native state of California, it’s no surprise she’d want to stick to the traditions she grew up knowing. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s been easy on her — especially since moving to England after marrying Prince Harry.

“It’s hard for Meghan in London because the press is so vicious to her there,” the insider noted. “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.” Luckily, she has her son, Archie, to district her from all the negativity.

“Motherhood is the best thing that’s ever happened to Meghan. That, and marrying Harry,” a royals source told Life & Style exclusively in June. “Meghan says there’s nothing that makes her happier than seeing Archie smile. She feels blessed to have such a happy, calm baby.”

We’re so happy for her!