How Meghan Markle Disguised Herself in New York City for Her Baby Shower

Meghan Markle recently arrived in New York City for her baby shower, a party that’s taking place today. According to reports, Markle’s best friend Jessica Mulroney made the arrangements for the event, said to be held at an Upper East Side hotel.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives for a visit to the Bristol Old Vic on February 1, 2019.
Meghan Markle |Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Being a royal celebrity makes it difficult for Markle to go anywhere without being recognized, though the pregnant Duchess did her best to keep her arrival under the radar.

Markle keeps a low profile

With news spreading that Markle was in New York City for the baby shower, fans have been eager to catch a glimpse of the pregnant royal. The Duchess of Sussex has been attempting to avoid being on display, but that’s a tall order for someone of her celebrity status.

On Monday night, Markle was spotted in a low-key disguise, wearing a long coat and newsboy cap pulled over her hair. She kept her eyes down as she was escorted into an SUV by a plain clothes royal protection officer.

Eagle-eyed fans, however, were quick to spot her large diamond engagement ring. Perhaps she should have covered it up with gloves and added a wig and glasses as a better disguise, but nevertheless, photos of Markle were snagged, despite her best effort to go unnoticed.

Meghan Markle’s NYC baby shower guest list

Markle’s pal Mulroney is said to have made the arrangements for the shower guests to include Markle’s closest friends.

It’s rumored that 15 of Markle’s friends will be on hand to celebrate with the pregnant royal mom-to-be, with a source telling Harper’s Bazaar: “The trip is a lovely chance to catch up with friends and spend time in a city she loves.”

The source added: “This will be the last time a lot of them will see Meg until after the baby is born so it’s nice to share precious moments.”

Will Markle have another baby shower?

Many have wondered why Markle traveled to New York for a baby shower and if she will have another in the UK. Royal correspondent Omid Scobie dished on the likelihood of another baby shower after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Morocco for a working “babymoon.”

Scobie told Good Morning America: “Today’s baby shower is a reunion of sorts for Meghan. [Guests] include best pal Jessica Mulroney, actress and close pal Abigail Spencer has flown in and Priyanka Chopra is supposed to be flying in especially for this from London Fashion Week.”

He added: “It’ll be a celebration with her closest friends.”

Scobie also shared that “The trip was planned some months ago and, with [with an official trip to] Morroco this weekend, is the last available time Meghan can travel before the Baby Sussex is born.”

He also tweeted: “Today’s baby shower is the first of two, sources tell me. Around 20 of Meghan’s loved ones — incl Misha Nonoo, Jessica Mulroney and Abigail Spencer — will join her in NYC later this afternoon, with a smaller gathering scheduled for pals on this side of the pond after Morocco.”