We’ll never forget the day Meghan Markle ventured to New York City for her lavish baby shower. She had all of her closest friends and family meet her at The Mark Hotel in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood for the celebration on Tuesday, February 19. The event lasted for two days and, thanks to her BFF Serena Williams, everything went off without a hitch.
“Planning something like that takes a lot of effort,” Serena, 37, recently explained about Meghan’s celebration to Business of Fashion. “I’m a perfectionist, so I’m like, ‘Let’s make it perfect.’”
With a $200,000 budget, Serena made Meghan’s baby shower everything she could have ever hoped for. When the event was over, Meghan, 37, and her bestie hit the town for a fun night out. An eyewitness told Closer Weekly that the pair went to the Polo Bar around 7 p.m that evening and Meghan looked stunning in a navy blue Victoria Beckham coat, “Nearly Skinny Maternity” jeans by Hatch Maternity and a pair of black Tamara Mellon boots.
“Accept mistakes and don’t expect to be perfect. We put so much pressure on ourselves. My friend is pregnant, and she was like, ‘My kid’s gonna do this,’ [and] I just looked at her like, ‘No, she’s not,’” Serena recalled. “She was like, ‘I need to talk to you about tips,’ because, yes, I had all of those high expectations.”
Since they’re best friends, Meghan will surely go to Serena for parenting advice whenever she needs it. Plus, if she needs to plan another big event in the future, she knows exactly who to call!