The pregnant royal, 37, who left the Mark Hotel cradling her baby bump in a black sweater, a camel coat and tights, celebrated her baby’s impending arrival earlier that day. Celebrities including Amal Clooney and Gayle King attended the event at the Upper East Side hotel, which featured cotton candy machines, a harp and floral arrangements of “all the colors of the rainbow,” an eyewitness outside of the hotel told Us Weekly exclusively.
The Duchess of Sussex filled her surprise visit to the Big Apple with more than just a baby shower. Us Weekly confirmed that the former Suits actress had traveled to Manhattan on Monday, February 18, after she lunched with a friend at Ladurée restaurant and bakery on Saturday, February 16, and shopped at children’s store Bonpoint.
“They were having a lovely time, laughing and talking with each other,” an eyewitness told Us of the outing.
While his wife enjoyed her NYC trip, Prince Harry kept up his royal duties. The Duke of Sussex, 34, visited Streatham’s John Cornfield Centre for a Street Games “Fit and Fed” school holiday event with local students in South London on Tuesday, February 19.
“The Duke helps serve lunch with Principle Youth Worker, Mark, who has been attending @StreathamSYCT since he was a child,” Kensington Palace tweeted at the time, along with a video of Harry passing out food.
The royal pair, who have yet to reveal the sex of their baby, are expecting the newborn in late April or early May.