With her April due date fast approaching, Meghan Markle has jetted across the pond to spend some much-needed down-time with her best friends.
According to reports, the Duchess of Sussex – who is expecting a baby with Prince Harry in two months – is in New York for an extra special baby shower.
Meghan flew from London to New York on Friday, February 15, and will be staying there for five nights where she’ll enjoy relaxation, shopping trips, and lots of fancy dinners with her pals.
And the mum-to-be has since been spotted in the Big Apple as she attempted to go undercover in a flat cap while making her way into a car with a royal protection officer.
“The trip is a lovely chance to catch up with friends and spend time in a city she loves,” a source has revealed.
Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, they continued, “This will be the last time a lot of them will see Meg until after the baby is born so it’s nice to share precious moments.”
The insider also went on to confirm that friends are throwing Meghan a baby shower for 15 guests at an Upper East Side hotel today, as they added, “It’s been a relaxing visit. Nothing beats facetime with your friends. Meg will be flying home refreshed and relaxed—and with a lot of new baby clothes.”
Former Suits actress Meghan’s best friend Jessica Mulroney is thought to be at the forefront of the organisation, with the likes of tennis player Serena Williams, model Priyanka Chopra, and her former co-stars Sarah Rafferty and Abigail Spencer also rumoured to be on the guestlist.
With Meghan seven months pregnant, the girls trip – which is said to have been ‘planned for months’ – is one of the last times she will get to see her friends before the royal baby arrives.
Meanwhile, later this week, Meghan will be taking her last flight until after the birth as she jets to Morocco with Prince Harry for an official two-day visit.
Kensington Palace confirmed on Twitter, “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.”