Published: Fri, February 22, 2019
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Radiant Meghan jets home after lavish '$500K' NY baby shower

Radiant Meghan jets home after lavish '$500K' NY baby shower

Beyond the stellar location, the baby shower also reportedly had some of the finest food in New York City, handcrafted by The Mark Restaurant head chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who was also expected to be on hand to greet the women.

The Duchess of Sussex is expecting her first child in April with British royal Prince Harry. Also out and about with Meghan: Serena Williams, Jessica Mulroney and Markus Anderson.

Meghan Markle's friends made her baby shower one to remember!

The Duchess of Sussex's baby shower is being held at The Mark hotel in the Upper East Side as snow and rain whips NY, potentially scuppering her reported plans to return to London afterward.

The painting shown in the award acceptance video was created by American artist Tim O'Brien who has ties to Meghan as he created the art for her sorority's alumni magazine.

Once she'd taken in enough culture for the day Meghan accompanied her pal Abigail Spencer (who played Dana "Scottie" Scott to her Rachel Zane in Suits) to The Cafe Bouludny in The Surrey Hotel in Manhattan's Upper East side for lunch.

Details of the lavish baby shower have been largely kept under wraps but we have been given some hints on the decorations and gifts.

The Duchess, who is around seven months pregnant, wrapped up as she departed NY in a camel coat, a $128 Ingrid & Isabel active zip maternity jacket and Lulemon tights.

"I thought that was a very sweet thing", King explained.

After her shower, Markle made her way back to London - reportedly on a private jet - but not all of her guests had an easy time getting out of snowy NY. It's said about 15 to 20 of the Duchess's closest friends attended the event.

Following her trip to New York, Markle and Harry are set to arrive in Morocco for an official royal engagement this coming weekend.

However, last night, the famous painting was replaced with an image of Meghan, or as Beyoncé later put it on Instagram: A "Melanated Mona".

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