Like lots of women, Meghan Markle wanted to spend some quality time with her closest friends ahead of the arrival of her first child .
But the pregnant Duchess’ baby shower was a far cry from a cute afternoon tea and a few fun games at a pal’s house, and she celebrated in style in New York .
Meghan enjoyed a luxurious five-day break in the city with a host of celebrity pals including Amal Clooney and Serena Williams.
She stayed in a penthouse suite at the five-star Mark Hotel and dined out at some of her favourite New York restaurants and cafes.
But all this fun comes with a eye-watering price tag, which despite being privately funded has raised a few eyebrows.
According to the Mail Online , the full trip could have cost around £330,000.
Meghan travelled to and from New York in a private jet, which will have cost in the region of $250,000, which is about £200,000.
The Mail reports that her penthouse suite would have cost £114,000 ($150,000) for the five nights, plus claim the group splashed out for another one-bedroom suite at $9,982.05 (£7,600).
The mum-to-be and five of her pals dined at Ralph Lauren’s The Polo Bar, where we has estimated their bill would have been approximately £390 ($510).
Starters cost $14-$28, with mains anywhere between $26 and $26 without sides and deserts ranging from $10 to $20.
Cocktails are upwards of $22 and there’s a huge (and rather pricey) wine list.
She also joined friend Jessica Mulroy for a bite to eat at bakery Ladurée, where the set afternoon tea meal costs $39.
This includes coffee, tea, three macarons, a pastry, a madeleine and two finger sandwiches.
According to the Mail, other costs include Lunch at The Surrey – approx. £59 ($78), Harp player Erin Hill – £480 ($625), Lady Fleur NYC roses at £305 and 17 Away carry-on suitcases which were given to guests costing a total of – £2,980.
Meghan’s two royal protection officers would have cost around £10,800.
There were also a number of sweet (and pricey) gifts, including a mandarin tree, a bike and a candy floss machine.
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