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Meghan Markle is having a baby shower with 15 of her closest friends Tuesday in New York City.
Meghan flew into the city in secret on Friday night, according to a report in Harper’s Bazaar, which said friends are throwing Meghan a baby shower at “a private location” for 15 guests.
Meghan’s cover was blown after she was seen grabbing macaroons at the Laduree café Soho with her friend Jessica Mulroney.
Meghan has previously praised Laduree as “a little slice of Paris in the middle of New York City.”
A source tells Harper’s Bazaar, “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.”
Monday evening, she was spotted again, this time being hustled into a car by a royal protection officer and wearing a long black overcoat and a gray newsboy cap pulled down over her dark brown hair. Photos were published in the Daily Mail this morning.
The timing of the trip has triggered fresh speculation about Meghan’s due date: Kensington Palace has said only that her first child is due in the spring, but Meghan herself has dropped hints that suggest it could arrive in late April.
Inevitably, the focus has now turned to the identity of the lucky golden ticket holders who will get to attend the party.
Suits stars Abigail Spencer and Sarah Rafferty could be on the guest list; Hello! reports that Abigail posted Monday, “On the road again,” snapping a selfie of herself with her suitcase and travel essentials. Other celebrity pals, including Priyanka Chopra, Amal Clooney, and Serena Williams, could be invitees.
There is also speculation that the guest list includes Benita Litt, whose daughters Rylan and Remi were bridesmaids; and TV producer Lindsay Roth, who is believed to be one of the “five friends” who Meghan authorized to speak to People magazine.
A less-famous possible guest will be another People source, Meghan’s former Pilates instructor Heather Dorak, who was rumored to have organized Meghan’s bachelorette party.