The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry are expecting their first child and it has been revealed that the royal baby will arrive late in April 2019!
Meghan Markle was in New York this week, catching up with friends, having lunch and doing a little light shopping. It was a private visit and an intimate affair. Meghan’s famous friends including Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, Jessica Mulroney, and Misha Nonoo arrive for the baby shower in style.
Baby Sussex is officially showered. BAZAAR.com can confirm the Duchess of Sussex’s longtime friends Serena Williams and Genevieve Hillis co-hosted a “private, intimate” baby shower for Meghan on Wednesday, February 20 in New York City.
A source who attended the event tells BAZAAR the party took place in Williams’ room, the Grand Penthouse at the Mark Hotel, with approximately 20 of Duchess Meghan’s closest friends “from her teenage years to the present,” including Amal Clooney, Gayle King, and Suits co-star Abigail Spencer.
The 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex ended her $500,000 five-night trip to Big Apple when she boarded a luxury private jet bound for the UK on Wednesday evening, just hours after her star-studded party.
The people behind Meghan Markle’s lavish baby shower in New York City want the world to know about it.
JZ Events also took the opportunity to make sure the public knew about its contributions to the royal happening.
‘Oh baby!’ the caption read.
‘We’re so honored to have had the opportunity to plan a beautiful, intimate baby shower for Meghan Markle.’
JZ Events, which charged $50,000 for services rendered, also thanked tennis great Serena Williams, who is said to have footed the bill for the baby shower.
The seven-months-pregnant Duchess of Sussex celebrated the impending arrival of her first child with a lavish trip which is thought to have cost more than $500,000.
Meghan’s pricey – but privately-funded – party, which took place in a $75,000-a-night penthouse, included a flower arranging class for guests, using a variety of blooms from Upper East Side florist Lady Fleur – and royal watchers are now being given a glimpse at the colorful creations made during the event, as well as the sprawling space where the party was thrown.
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🍼OH BABY! 👶🏼 We're so honored to have had the opportunity to plan a beautiful, intimate baby shower for Meghan Markle. Thank you so much to our dear friend @serenawilliams for bringing us on as partners for this special and intimate event. For more details, see our feature on @harpersbazaarus at the link in our bio. #JZEvents @lewismillerdesign, @ladyjcreative, @chefjgv, @darcymiller, @elanartists, @repeatroses, @themarkhotelny 📸: @gettyimages
Lewis Miller Design, the Manhattan-based celebrity florist, and Jennifer Zabinski Events, event planner to the stars, both touted their work during the five-day visit to the Big Apple by the Duchess of Sussex.
On its Instagram page, Lewis Miller Design praised the American-born British royal as ‘so sweet,’ ‘so engaged’ and a ‘class act.’
‘Oh what fun it was to teach an “amazing” flower class yesterday for Meghan Markle,’ the captions read.
The royal baby shower is officially over, and as the Duchess of Sussex travels back to Kensington Palace, she’s doing it in style.
Lewis Miller took home an estimated $20,000 for its work at the baby shower.