Duchess in the city: Meghan Markle cradles her baby bump as she steps out in New York ahead of her baby shower
Taking full advantage of the bright and sunny NYC weather, the pregnant Duchess decided to don a vintage gray Courrèges coat, pairing it with some skinny black jeans, and some nude suede heels
Meghan Markle is once again taking over New York City! The Duchess of Sussex was spotted recently while heading out into the Big Apple before her baby shower which is reportedly scheduled to take place on Tuesday, February 19.
The 37-year-old 'Suits' alum was surrounded by armed officers as well as several plainclothes royal protection officers, as she made her way to Met Breuer museum, which is located just a few blocks away from her current residence, The Mark Hotel. Taking full advantage of the bright and sunny NYC weather, the pregnant Duchess decided to don a vintage gray Courrèges coat, pairing it with some skinny black jeans, and some nude suede heels.
She accessorized her choice of clothes with a pair of dark sunglasses and was seen carrying a dove-gray handbag. Meghan, who is due to give birth to her first child with Prince Harry in April this year, was accompanied to the Met Breuer by her friend and former 'Suits' costar Abigail Spencer, where the duo was supposed to catch up and have lunch.
Abigail looked quite chic in her casual dress while trying to keep a low profile as she walked inside The Mark Hotel to go meet her pregnant friend. The actress was dressed in a gray beanie hat and large, dark sunglasses as she made her way inside, flashing a wave at the waiting photographers on her way in, reports the Daily Mail.
However, the duo had to change their destination from the museum to The Surrey hotel, after the venue was felt to be "too public" thanks to the large windows in the restaurant. The Duchess also got a chance to catch up with newly-engaged Misha Nonoo, who was the woman that introduced Meghan to her Prince Charming, as well as her other close pals Jessica Mulroney and Serena Williams.
Although the guest list for Meghan's baby shower is not known, the two important people close to the Duchess who would not be attending the event would be her mother, Doria Ragland, as well as her good friend, Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Meghan's mom is reportedly staying at home in Los Angeles, while her beloved friend Priyanka was known to be in Beverly Hills, California on Tuesday.
It was on Monday night that the pregnant Duchess was first spotted in New York to attend a baby shower planned for her and her upcoming royal baby by some of her closest friends. Meghan, who is seven months pregnant, looked quite chic in a long black overcoat and a grey newsboy cap pulled down over her dark brown tresses.
At the time of her arrival in the US, Meghan kept her head down low while getting into her ride, and was also seen carrying a second wide-brimmed black hat in her hand, along with a white bag. Although the Duchess was making quite the effort at being incognito in her low-key ensemble, her majestic diamond ring on the finger was unmistakable.