Every Detail We Have About Meghan Markle's N.Y.C. Baby Shower
Meghan Markle is taking a much-deserved break from the glare of the royal spotlight to celebrate the upcoming birth of her and Prince Harry’s baby — but that all comes with a harsh public glare of its own.
The Duchess of Sussex arrived in Manhattan on Friday for an intimate baby shower with her closest friends — here’s everything we know so far.
1. The Location
Markle is reportedly staying in the penthouse suite at 5-star hotel The Mark (which should probably be renamed “The Markle” ASAP) on East 77th street. And from the looks of it, no one even knows she’s there:
2. The Outfit
The shower will take place on Wednesday, and the Duchess is already out and about in a regal elbow-length William Vintage Courrèges Haute Couture coat (it’s cold here, Meghan!), black skinny trousers, and suede beige pumps.
3. The Guest List
Fifteen guests are expected to attend the fete, hosted by Markle’s bestie, fashion stylist Jessica Mulroney. Reported attendees include Priyanka Chopra, Serena Williams, Suits co-stars Abigail Spencer and Sarah Rafferty, and designer Misha Nonoo.
4. The Decor
Hundreds of flowers were seen arriving at the hotel, including pink roses, orange and yellow tulips, and an orange tree (?).
5. The Cost
Partying like a Duchess ain't cheap, but Markle gets by (in style) with a little help from her friends. Meghan's tennis champion bestie Williams reportedly footed the bill for her $75,000 a night stay at The Mark, while one of her Toronto-based pals is reported to have loaned out her private jet (and covered the $100,000 it cost to charter it) as a gift.
6. What's Next
This is a last hurrah of sorts for Meghan, as she’s expected to be back in London on Wednesday and jet out on her royal tour of Morocco with Prince Harry this weekend.
Though baby showers aren’t customary in England, Markle is expected to enjoy a second shower once she’s returned from Morocco.
Have fun, Megs!
UPDATED: This story has been updated from a previous version on 2/20/2019.