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- Meghan Markle is currently in New York, reportedly to celebrate her baby shower.
- The Duchess of Sussex had a packed day of socializing and seeing old friends on Tuesday.
- She had lunch with a former “Suits” co-star before spending the evening at celeb-favorite Polo Bar.
- Her baby shower is reportedly taking place on Wednesday in the penthouse suite of the Mark Hotel, and sources suggest it will be hosted by Serena Williams and Amal Clooney.
- The suite is the largest penthouse in the US, comprising of two floors, five bedrooms, four fireplaces, six bathrooms, two powder rooms, and views over Central Park.
Meghan Markle is currently in the United States, reportedly for her baby shower.
Initial reports suggested that Markle’s celebration took place on Tuesday, when Markle was photographed with 15 of her closest friends in New York City, including Serena Williams, Misha Nonoo, Jessica Mulroney, and Markus Anderson.
However, a new Tatler report citing an unnamed “insider” source says that Serena Williams and Amal Clooney are among the friends hosting an afternoon shower in the $75,000-a-night penthouse suite of The Mark Hotel in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
The suite is the largest penthouse in the US, comprising two floors, five bedrooms, four fireplaces, six bathrooms, two powder rooms, and views over Central Park.
Williams is reportedly footing the bill (she and Markle both stayed in the hotel the night previously, but whether they had the penthouse or not is unclear), according to Tatler.
The Mark was reportedly chosen by Williams, who is a frequent visitor to Jean-Georges, the hotel’s in-house restaurant.
According to Tatler’s source, the baby shower will kick off with a flower-arranging masterclass, accompanied by a dessert table.
Kensington Palace declined to comment when asked about the shower by INSIDER.
On Tuesday evening, the Duchess of Sussex, wearing a $3,085 navy Victoria Beckham coat, headed out on the town to Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar, a restaurant beloved by celebrities.
Not only is the restaurant a celeb-favorite, it also seems an apt choice given Markle’s husband, Prince Harry, is an avid polo player.
What’s more, the bar menu even features a drink named after Markle’s father-in-law, the Prince of Wales: a $22 cocktail made of High West Rendezvous Rye, Cherry Heering, honey, pineapple, and Champagne.
Food on the restaurant menu includes everything from a $28 avocado and crab salad (Markle’s penchant for avocado is no secret) to a $70 ribeye steak with hand-cut fries.
Markle, Williams, Anderson, and Mulroney spent the evening at the A-list hot-spot (whose fans reportedly even include President Donald Trump) before the Duchess and Williams returned to the Mark to crash.
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The evening out came after a long day of socializing – the mother-to-be had also been out for lunch with former “Suits” co-star Abigail Spencer.
However, the duo had to abandon their lunch at the Met Breuer as the location wasn’t private enough, according to Hello! magazine.
Seven-months-pregnant Markle and Spencer decided a better location would be Café Boulud at the Surrey Hotel, and moved there for their catch-up.