We all have great friends but do your friends throw you 5 figure baby showers!? Mine don’t! 😉 Jokes aside, Amal Clooney and Serena Williams Threw Meghan Markle the $80,000 Baby Shower of Her Dreams and we are here to tell you about it.
Meghan Markle is known for her circle of close and super A-list celebrity friends. It is no surprise that world famous tennis champion, Serena Williams and human right lawyer as well as wife to George Clooney, Amal Clooney hosted the baby shower. Both Serena and Amal were guests at Meghan’s royal wedding to Prince Harry.
The Guest list:
The guest list included some of Markle’s nearest and dearest friends from before her royal days. Gayle King, Misha Nonoo, Markus Anderson, Daniel Martin, Taryn Toomey, Jessica Mulroney, Abigail Spencer, and more were included in the festivities.
It was no secret that the baby shower took place at The Mark Hotel as Markle and best friend, Abigail Spencer were spotted walking in and out before the festivities took place. The Mark Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel on Madison Avenue at 77th Street in New York. Baby shower florals and accessories were seen being brought into the hotel further confirming that this is where the baby shower was indeed hosted.
The Date and Time:
The baby shower took place on February 20th between the lunch and dinner hours. This was confirmed based on Meghan’s whereabouts through out the day. Markle was spotted headed to lunch with Abigail Spencer in the early afternoon. Markle was then spotted heading into Ralph Lauren’s famous luxury restaurant, The Polo Bar with Markus Anderson for dinner.
The Guest Favours:
Based on paparazzi photos, each guest left the hotel with an Away carry on travel suitcase. These come at a price tag of $495.00 each. We are guessing Meghan was suggesting to her friends to fly over to the UK and visit her once baby #1 arrives!
The Price Tag:
We were all wondering, now we see the florals, some details, and we know this baby shower isn’t your average one (it took place at The Mark Hotel for pete’s sake). Now we know the approximate budget, E! News did some calculations based on what is known about the festivities and it looks like the bill for the event came up to most of our wedding budgets, a whopping $80,000.00.