It was a killer gift.
Meghan Markle reportedly gave Prince William a spoon with the words “grain killer” engraved on it for Christmas 2017.
The claim was made in the 2020 tome ‘Finding Freedom’ – written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand – which recently resurfaced online in light of the ex-actress’ estrangement from her royal brother-in-law. .
In December 2017, Markle had just announced her engagement to Prince Harry and was reportedly eager to impress William, wondering what to buy the future king for Christmas.
The royals have long been trading “cheap gag gifts” for the festive season, leaving the “Suits” starlet in search of the perfect gift to showcase her sense of humor.
“Meghan’s biggest challenge has been finding the perfect novelty gifts to amuse her new extended family,” Scobie and Durand wrote. “At least one of his gifts was a huge hit – a spoon for William that had ‘grain killer’ embossed on the end of the utensil’s shallow bowl.”
William was reportedly impressed with Markle’s small gift, with the actress making a solid impression at Christmas – which was the first she spent with the Royal Family.
This year, however, Markle and Prince Harry were noticeably absent from ‘The Firm’ festive celebrations at Sandringham, as they remain estranged from the family nearly three years after ‘Megxit’.
Relations between the couple and the rest of the royal family are said to be at an all-time low after the release of Markle and Harry’s new Netflix docuseries, in which they throw shade at the monarchy.
But while the couple no longer exchange Christmas gifts with William, King Charles III recently presented the Montecito-based couple with an olive branch – allegedly inviting them to his coronation on May 6, 2023.
According to the Daily Mail, the new monarch still hopes to reconcile with his youngest son and believes the invitation can help them mend their relationship.
“Harry is his son and His Majesty will always love him,” an insider told the tabloid. “Although things are difficult at the moment, the door will always remain ajar.”