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Inside Duchess Meghan's exclusive New York City baby shower

We'll just be sitting here waiting for our invite...

By Jess Pullar
When celebrating the impending birth of your first child, you'd want to do it in style - and Duchess Meghan is is no way exempt.
As she prepares to welcome her baby in the British spring this year, the royal has flown to New York City for her baby shower, and she's not doing things by halves.
In fact, the ins and outs of the flashy baby do have been revealed and quite frankly, we're wishing we had an invite.
Duchess Meghan has touched down in New York ahead of her baby shower. (Image: Getty Images)
According to Page Six, Meghan has touched down in New York City ahead of the big day on Tuesday, where her best friend and stylist Jessica Mulroney has arranged an exclusive party on the Upper East Side.
It is understood that Mulroney has taken charge of coordinating the affair, which we're envisioning will have all the bells and whistles you'd expect at a baby shower - cake, gifts and some good old fashioned baby shower games.
According to royal expert Victoria Arbiter, throwing the party is no-no for members of the British monarchy.
Speaking to The Sun she remarked that since royals are "very wealthy, a lavish baby shower would be seen as highly inappropriate. There's nothing they can't go out and buy themselves".
However, Duchess Meghan has never been one to follow the royal rule book to the letter.
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But a baby shower isn't the only thing Meghan is getting up to while she's back in the States.
Sources revealed to Harper's Bazaar that Meghan will be staying in New York for five nights where she will catch up with a few of her closest friends - as well as fitting in some rest and shopping!
And she hasn't wasted any time since touching down -Us Weekly reported that Duchess Meghan has already been spotted having lunch with a friend at Laduree restaurant in Soho.
A witness told the publication that she and her friend were seen "having a lovely time, laughing and talking with each other".
Meghan spend time catching up with friends while she's in New York. (Image: Getty)
And there's no doubt the Duchess will enjoy spending some time catching up with her close pal Jessica Mulroney.
The pair, who are said to be "incredibly close", met at work.
When Meghan relocated to Toronto to work on Suits, she and Jessica, whom she worked with as a stylist, quickly became friends.
Jessica's daughter Ivy and twin boys Brian and John went on to star in the royal wedding as bridesmaid and page boys respectively.
Then on their royal tour of Australia, 39-year-old Jessica also accompanied the couple to Sydney.
Meghan and Jessica share a close friendship. (Image: Getty Images)
And while it's part and parcel for baby showers to be organised by friends and family of the mum-to-be, we can't help but think Meghan's celebration will have a touch of the royal's eye for hosting.
Meghan has already proved just how well she can throw a friendly get-together. In January, Meghan's good friend and makeup artist Daniel Martin shared an Insta-worthy snap of a delectable spread prepared by none other than the royal herself.
Sharing a flat-lay picture of tea, chocolates and toast topped with a generous amount of smashed avocado, Daniel was clearly impressed with her hospitality.
"Thank you Meghan for being the consummate hostess this weekend and still being the #avocadotoast whisperer, YUM!" He wrote.
Meghan's hospitality is on-point! (Image: @danielmartin Instagram)
While it's not yet clear if smashed avocado will be featured at her baby shower, we're sure hoping for a spread inspired by her now defunct lifestyle blog The Tig.
Stay tuned, we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for more Insta-worthy flat lays over the coming days during her NYC adventure!

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