Meghan in secret NYC trip for baby shower

The Duchess of Sussex is expecting her first child with her husband Prince Harry.

"And seeing as no one can keep a secret anymore (wasn't planning to share until after it happened), I can confirm that friends are throwing a baby shower for Meghan and almost 20 guests on Tuesday", Royal correspondent Omid Scobie tweeted.

After a lot of "will she, won't she", Meghan Markle had a baby shower Stateside, despite some concerns about her travelling across the pond.

"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", Scobie said.

Heavily-pregnant Meghan is spending five nights in the Big Apple, catching up with stylist Jessica Mulroney and other confidantes, Harper's Bazaar revealed.

Meghan dined with the likes of tennis ace Serena Williams, designer Misha Nonoo, Suits actress Sarah Rafferty, brand consultant Benita Litt and her college friend Lindsay Roth.

An insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Meghan wanted to share her special time with those friends who have been with her through thick and thin".

Meghan Markle has attended her first baby shower held by her state-side friends in NY.

Doria met Meghan's father Thomas Markle on the set of the General Hospital when she was temping on the soap opera and he was working in the lighting department.

According to reports, the 34-year-old first started to grow his beard when he was overseas on military duties and after that, it stuck.

Setting up a new life in a new country with everyone having something to say about you - it's enough to make even a Duchess feel a little homesick. Her half-brother Thomas Markle the latest person to bash her in the media, as well as blame her for the current family dynamic. Children Prince George and Princess Charlotte are on their half-term break from school.

The Duchess and Duke of Sussex were married last May.

  • Marlene Weaver