Duchess Meghan Heads Back to London After Her Star-Studded NYC Baby Shower

Homeward bound! Duchess Meghan left New York City and headed back to London on Wednesday, February 20, hours after her star-studded baby shower.

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.

On Tuesday, February 19, Meghan ate at The Surrey and had tea with her pals, including Serena Williams and longtime stylist Jessica Mulroney, at The Polo Bar.

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.

Bump Watch

The Duchess of Sussex kept a hand protectively on her bump as she walked out of her hotel at the end of her surprise NYC visit.

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Here’s to Headwear

Meghan wore a black baseball cap, which said Rectify across the top, a tribute to her friend Abigail Spencer‘s show of the same name.

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Stranded in the City

Spencer and pilates guru Taryn Toomey both attended the royal baby shower, but their flight home was delayed for five hours — and then rescheduled for Thursday, February 21. The pair documented their travel woes on social media.

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Jetting Off

Meghan, meanwhile, headed back to London in a private plane after her fun-filled NYC visit.

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