Meghan Markle may be hosting her baby shower with friends in NYC today, but the celebrations won't end there. The Duchess of Sussex will have a second baby shower that will be "a smaller gathering" for friends across the pond, royal correspondent Omid Scobie reported today. The party will reportedly take place after she and Prince Harry travel to Morocco at the end of the month.
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry are going to fly commercial to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, and stay from February 23 — 25. By the time this trip takes place, Markle will be around seven to eight months pregnant. Meghan previously hinted that she is due in the spring — around the end of April or early May.
There's no final word yet on the exact guest list for the second baby shower. However, we wouldn't be surprised if Meghan's sister-in-law Kate Middleton will be in attendance.
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Meghan and Harry's upcoming trip will mark their first visit to Morocco as a couple. “It will build on the close relationship between the U.K. and Morocco,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson said. “The Duke and Duchess are looking forward to the visit which will highlight the vital roles that girls’ education and youth empowerment are playing in, and shaping, modern Morocco.”
Today’s baby shower is the first of two, sources tell me. Around 20 of Meghan’s loved ones — incl Misha Nonoo, Jessica Mulroney and Abigail Spencer — will join her in NYC later this afternoon, with a smaller gathering scheduled for pals on this side of the pond after Morocco. pic.twitter.com/Ty0dHD4E6H
On Monday, BAZAAR.com reported that Duchess Meghan Markle took a surprise trip across the pond to New York City on Friday for a five-day trip culminating with her baby shower today. The intimate fête reportedly brought together 15 to 20 of Meghan's closest friends, including stylist Jessica Mulroney, designer Misha Nonoo, and Suits costar Abigail Spencer.
Before the celebrations, Markle and Spencer were photographed outside of The Mark Hotel in Manhattan's Upper East Side on their way to lunch ahead of the party. The two were also spotted leaving The Met Breuer, a contemporary art museum, before returning to the hotel.
For the occasion, Markle sported a black vintage Courrèges Haute Couture coat, black skinny jeans, nude pumps, a neutral tote by Carolina Herrera, and a budget-friendly pair of oversized sunglasses by Le Specs.
Although today's baby shower remains a top-secret occasion, we have no doubt it was as stunning occasion set to induce major FOMO. Gorgeous bouquets of yellow, purple, pink, and blue floral arrangements alongside a convertible crib were dropped off at Meghan's hotel ahead of the soirée.
While in town, Meghan also visited Ladurée to enjoy macaroons and tea with Mulroney. The two initially met into Toronto (where Mulroney is based), when Markle was filming Suits in the city. Mulroney is in town for her job as a fashion correspondent for Good Morning America.