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Girls' night! Meghan Markle hits NYC town for night out with Serena Williams

We couldn't help but wonder, is this stylish royal the Queen of the Upper East Side?

By Jess Pullar
Meghan Markle has well and truly completed what can only be described as the New York City checklist of dreams.
A party in a penthouse? Check. Lunch at some of NYC's most esteemed establishments? Check. A night out on the town with her nearest and dearest elite celebrity pals? Check check check.
Indeed the pregnant 37-year-old, who arrived in her home country ahead of her baby shower on Tuesday, has polished off the glamorous event with a night out alongside long-time pal and pro-tennis legend Serena Williams.
And going by the pictures, it looks like it was an outing worthy of NYC's reigning fictional Queen herself, Carrie Bradshaw.
Spotted! The pregnant Duchess stepped out in NYC on Tuesday evening for a glam night out. (Image: Getty)
Duchess Meghan, who earlier in the day celebrated her baby shower in a penthouse suite on New York's Upper East Side, stepped out with Serena and several of her other closest pals to New York's hot spot restaurant The Polo Bar, owned by none other than Ralph Lauren himself.
Meghan wore a trendy Victoria Beckham coat for the night's events - the very same coat she wore on Christmas Day.
She paired the chic coat with black Tamara Mellon boots and a Stella McCartney purse.
The Duchess, who is expecting her baby in the British spring, look every bit the trend-setter we know her to be. (Image: Getty)
Serena opted for a chic all-black ensemble complete with dark-framed glasses. (Image: Getty)
Joining Williams and Markle were friends Jessica Mulroney, and Markus Anderson.
The 37-year-old entered the chic establishment with Markus arm-in-arm - a sign of their close friendship.
And we don't have to look far to know why the pair are close - it was Markus who reportedly introduced Meghan to Prince Harry in the first place!
Meghan and pal Markus Anderson walked in arm-in-arm. (Image: Getty)
Earlier in the day, Meghan celebrated what might have been the world's most extravagant baby shower.
Costing an estimated $200,000 according to a report from Vanity Fair, Meghan's bestie Jessica spared no expense in organising an occassion fit for a royal.
With a dozen luxury suitcases laden with goodies, an array of orange and yellow tulips and even an orange tree being delivered to the penthouse suite ahead of the celebration, it seemed that this exclusive event was one we could only dream of attending.
Speaking to Good Morning America, Royal reporter Omid Scobie said Meghan's the baby shower was "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 said.
"It'll be a celebration with her closest friends."
Earlier in the day, Meghan opted for another dark ensemble to celebrate her baby shower. (Image: Getty)
Meghan wore yet another stylish outfit for the day's celebration. Spotted walking into the event, the Duchess wore a chic Courrèges coat, black trousers and nude heels accessorised with large black sunglasses.
It is expected that Meghan will spend the rest of her time in New York city catching up with her friends before she returns to the UK, where she will then embark on a royal visit with Prince Harry to Morocco.
But for now, as she walks the streets of New York cradling her baby bump in five-inch heels, it has been made abundantly clear, and perhaps official: If there was ever to be a Queen of NYC, Duchess Meghan would take the title quite comfortably.
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