Amal Clooney and Serena Williams threw Meghan Markle a $270,000 baby shower

Amal Clooney and Serena Williams threw Meghan Markle a $270,000 baby shower

Darren Sullivan
February 22, 2019

In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave Windsor Castle in a carriage after their wedding at St. George's Chapel in Windsor, near London, England.

Boo @united. delayed the flight for 6 hours, got us all to the board the plane; we wait another hour then cancel our flight not because of weather but because you are short staffed & didn't plan? The Duchess of Sussex flew into the Big Apple on Friday evening, after reportedly being lent a private jet by a Toronto-based friend.

While visiting New York, Meghan not only stopped by a few of her favorite spots, she also was the guest of honor at an over-the-top and wildly luxurious baby shower thrown by her close friends Serena Williams and Amal Clooney.

The baby shower is thought to have cost hundreds of thousands of pounds.

What's more, Meghan's trip to NY for her star-studded baby shower also demonstrates the vast support she has from other global figures with tonnes of influence.

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What is a baby shower?

While many famous faces made an appearance, one noticeably missing guest was Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland who remained in Los Angeles. The pregnant royal jetted back to the United Kingdom after her NYC baby shower in a baseball cap, black workout gear and Adidas sneakers. The mum-of-one told fans she had been enjoying a relaxing day at the hotel, writing: "Even on a relaxing day I often need to remind myself I am handsome and strong".

The power couple gave a shoutout to Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle whose painting hung proudly behind the couple in a regal frame, looking every inch the royalty she is. The shower, the source says, was an opportunity for Markle to catch up with friends she hadn't seen and to celebrate with those closest to her before returning to the United Kingdom.

Anyway, that is the reason why Kate skipped Meghan's baby shower. The outlet also reports that one of the guests, her former "Suits" co-star Abigail Spencer arrived with two packages wrapped in blue.

Tennis superstar Serena Williams reportedly served as a host for the party.