Meghan Markle might be just a couple of months away from giving birth to her first child, but the Duchess of Sussex is still on the move. Over the past several months, the duchess has been involved with a slew of charities, and she has attended numerous royal engagements. Up next, she and Prince Harry are even planning on embarking on their final royal tour pre-baby. They are planning to head to Morocco for a few days in late Feb. 2019. All of this has left little time for the former actress to have any rest or relaxation.
Now it looks like Markle has slipped away from the royal spotlight for a few days to enjoy some very much needed girl time on a secret trip to New York City. Here’s what we know!
Is Meghan Markle on a secret girls trip in New York City?
Though the press seems to catch Markle’s every move –somehow she managed to slip out of the U.K. and across the pond for a secret five days girls trip in NYC. The duchess arrived in the Big Apple just after Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 15. A source close to the newly minted royal told BAZAAR.com that Markle is in town for some good food, rest, shopping, and some girl time.
The source revealed, “The trip is a lovely chance to catch up with friends and spend time in a city she loves. 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.” One of Markle’s best friends –stylist Jessica Mulroney, was in town for some Good Morning America segments and the ladies took the time to have macarons and tea at Ladurées and SoHo and to just catch up. The source revealed, “It’s been a relaxing visit. Nothing beats face time with your friends. Meg will be flying home refreshed and
Is Meghan Markle having a secret baby shower in NYC?
While she’s in NYC –Markle is also having a traditional baby shower with her best girlfriends. According to E! News – Mulroney has been planning the shower for months, and it will be held in the Big Apple on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at a secret location at a hotel on the Upper East Side
We’re not sure who exactly is on the guest list, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Markle’s mother — Doria Ragland and dear friends, Serena Williams, and Priyanka Chopra were all in attendance. Since Markle has been having a tough time dealing with her family drama and the constant news cycle surrounding her marriage and her new role as a royal–it will be so nice for her to revisit some good friends who have always kept her grounded.
Also, this might be the only time Markle will have a baby shower –royals typically don’t have showers like this so we’re glad Markle is able to make an exception for herself and snag a little bit of normalcy while she’s at it.
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