Serena Williams gets real about Meghan Markle’s baby shower

Attention to detail is key

Words by Maisie Bovingdon

Meghan Markle trusted her BFF Serena Williams to plan her New York baby shower, which was arguably the MOST extravagant pre-baby celebrations to have ever happened.

The tennis pro booked out the penthouse suite at The Mark Hotel on the Upper East Side back in February, which reportedly cost over $75,000 a night, as well as a harpist and a flower-arranging masterclass, according to The Cut.

A celebrity guest list of 20 people joined Meghan, including Amal Clooney, close pal Jessica Mulroney and Genevieve Hillis, to celebrate, although Kate Middleton was absent from the private bash.

However, Serena has admitted organising the event of the year took a ‘lot of effort’.

Speaking to Business of Fashion, the sportswoman said: ‘Planning something like that takes a lot of effort.’

Serena – who sparked up a friendship with Meghan at the Super bowl in 2010 – took her time to plan the do meticulously because she is a ‘perfectionist’.

She continued: ‘I’m a perfectionist, so I’m like, “Let’s make it perfect.”‘

Meghan went on to enjoy another more intimate baby shower with her royal relatives at Buckingham Palace, weeks ahead of her due date this month.

The former Suits actress has everyone across the globe waiting in anticipation for the news she has given birth to her and Prince Harry’s first child together.

Prince Charles, make-up artist Daniel Martin and Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland have all hinted the Duchess of Sussex will give birth any day now.

While we have all been guessing what the gender of the royal baby will be, Serena may have previously let the cat out the bag.

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