Meghan Markle is reportedly having a baby shower in New York with her closest friends

Meghan Markle has popped over to New York for a baby shower organised by some of her closest friends, according to reports.

Meghan Markle is expecting her first child with Prince Harry and he or she will become seventh in line to the throne.

As part of the royal family there are certain traditions and expectations that Meghan must now live up to and this will be the same for her child with Prince Harry.

However, it has been reported that ahead of the baby’s arrival, Meghan has jetted off for a baby shower with her closest friends – a typically American tradition that the Royal Family do not usually celebrate.

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According to royal expert Victoria Arbiter, who previously spoke to People magazine: ‘A lavish baby shower would be seen as highly inappropriate… there’s nothing they [the Royal Family] can’t go out and buy themselves’.

But as this is a non-official trip and it’s reportedly being organised by Meghan’s friends we’re sure the Queen hasn’t objected to the celebration.

It’s the first time Meghan has been back in New York since she married Prince Harry in May last year and it’s thought that she’s delighted to be surrounded by her girl friends for a few days.

According to Harper’s Bazaar close friend Jessica Mulroney joined Meghan on Friday and the pair went for macarons and tea at a private room in Ladurée, SoHo.

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It is thought that Jessica is behind Meghan’s baby shower, which features a low-key itinerary focussed on good food and relaxation!

We’re certain the celebration will be chic and understated and a far cry from any of these gross baby shower cakes…

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Sources say that 15 guests will attend Meghan’s baby shower but there is no news on who this might actually include.

It’s possible some of Meghan’s former Suits co-stars will be attending as Abigail Spencer posted an Instagram selfie captioned: ‘On the road again’.

Generally, the mother-to-be’s inner circle are keeping very low profiles so it’s unlikely we’ll get a glimpse into the party.

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