Meghan Markle, Serena Williams

Pregnant Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle traveled to New York City from London, England to attend her star-studded baby shower on Tuesday. Meghan and her close friend, tennis superstar Serena Williams were seen arriving back to the Mark Hotel after attending a girls lunch at The Surrey Hotel in New York.

Meghan's other bestie, "Suits" actress Abigail Spencer was spotted arriving at the Mark Hotel to hang out with her close friend.

Meghan celebrated her $300,000 baby shower in the posh penthouse of the Mark Hotel. The baby shower was attended by 15 of her closest friends, including Amal Clooney, wife of American actor George Clooney.

According to the Daily Mail UK, Meghan choose the Mark Hotel because the hotel restaurant is a favorite of her pal Serena. Meghan is pictured with her longtime friend Markus Anderson.

If you're concerned about Meghan spending the Queen's money, Serena picked up the $75,000 tab for the penthouse and the catering for the party.

Meghan flew back to London on Wednesday after spending 5 days in the big apple with her celebrity friends.

Photos by MediaPunch / BACKGRID

  • Guest

    Love Meghan's style. She is glowing. Serena is such a good friend.

  • Topic Influencer

    Nice

  • Yup, I said it

    I loathe baby showers but this is one that I would probably enjoyed. I bet the cake was delicious.

  • 100milesperhour

    Whatever Serena. Is the tape on the glasses a new runway look she had to try 1st?

  • Seldomseen

    I hate playing those games but I loves some good cake

  • dru and neil

    Awww look at that big baby bump, too cute. ?

  • Ghost

    So glad she got away for a minute...I hope her mother was able to attend...

  • Bashi22

    Serena is everybody best friend. She's getting stronger looking as she age. Meghan thanks to slave blood money ? for your shower.

  • Banka

    Did you just slightly shade Serena !!??!!

  • Bashi22

    Just my observations of her I still love her accomplishments.

  • dontgetblocked

    I wish the best for this woman but I just don't bond with her. If she didn't love her mother, she would never admit to being biracial...NEVER.

  • Fire & Ice

    Ikr. She was probably happy to get away from that stuffy British nonsense.

  • NeverSurprised

    I will never understand why black people are so enamoured of this hallf-black concubine and her slave-holding in-laws.

  • Fire & Ice

    So Serena picked up the tab huh....hmmm I need a friend like this ?

  • NewNew

    No shade from me. Congrats to the happy mama to be. Nothing wrong with being fetted by your friends. ???? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a379773087acff459176dbb3462a84f6a8a96f89ae14433ebe5f0a9aed85d638.gif

  • xenaD

    She needed to spend the Queens money! Serena girl.. let her spend their money ??

  • Bashi22

    PR stunt the people of UK ?? did that

  • Bashi22

    Exactly they in love with their oppressor.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    She looks gorge! Glad she got sone downtime with her real frensss! I wish her a safe and speedy delivery

  • hi-liter

    Other media reports say $200,000 and Serena paid for the whole thing.

  • Guess Who

    Serena is the top female athlete in the world and her acumen for business is on point.....BUT WHY the hell doesn't she get a stylist? She looks a hot ass mess.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Serena has onnnnnne skrong face.....my lordt!!!!

  • TheFlow

    i wasnt going to say anything..but..damn

  • WinterIsComing

    I can’t rick with Serena either because of the company she keeps.

  • TheFlow

    If yall think Mr. white man O'hanian will stay with that woman for the longrun, you are crazy. I'm not a big conspiracy theorist but i'm telling you, that man was sent to distract that woman from achieving the impossible, which is, breaking Margaret Court's All Time female tennis record. Understand that this is a once in a life time opportunity, ESPECIALLY FOR A BLACK WOMAN. These white people are NOT EVER going to allow a pure phenotypical looking black woman to take that from their precious white tennis queen. Yall have noticed the increase in altercations, conflicts
    and controversies during her grand slam runs. Non of that is coincidental. Neither is this white man appearing in her life a year before her most important year, which was 2017 in which she could broken the record. Then the baby. Understand this woman probably on has like 2 years left in tennis before retiring.

  • Kimberly King

    Mhmm. Coming from a Serena Stan, I can see your point. I was devestated when she announced she was pregnant. She looked so good when she won the AO in 2017 (I was there and crying the entire time lmao), I just knew she was gonna get #24 AND #25 that year. I remember when Serena was stuck at #17. It seemed as if she would never get to 18 GS titles. It took a while but she did. So I’m trying my best to approach this situation with the same thought process. It will take her some time to get to #24. Naomi Osaka is no joke. And the crazy part is she’s not even in her prime yet. Also, regardless of the controversies, Serena is in charge of her own fate on the court. That’s the beauty of tennis. There’s no teammates ... it’s 90% mental and 10% physical. Only you can do the problem solving and figure out which shots to select. I believe in the Queen! I love her so much !

  • What???

    That's outside of a stylist's job description. This hermaphrodite needs a HEAD LIFT.

  • Logan Roberts

    *goes to re-evaluate my friends list*

  • Bashi22

    They know Serena want to have mix babies because she hate herself. They are playing her but she won't see it because she's so happy for that mix baby. Her dad know but Serena will retire from tennis soon.

  • WinterIsComing

    I can’t put my finger on it exactly but there is something real needy about Serena. Her sister is low key but Serena seems to love the spot light and the likes of the Kartrashians.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Serena is just ??????not cute.

  • Bashi22

    Lol ?

  • WinterIsComing

    I agree. A hair stylist and fashion stylist. Somebody should put her together.

  • TheFlow

    i believe in her too. I hope she gets 24 and 25. Just like you, i too got very upset when she announced her pregnancy. The timing of it all is just a little bit to so called coincidental to me. Without the pregnancy, i believe she wouldve gone on to win french open and wimbledon 2017. Can you imagine, a black woman beating that white woman's tennis record, AT WIMBLEDON! Like i said, thats a once in a lifetime type of thing.

  • NaeNay

    I’m not feeling those Urkel glasses, Serena.

  • TeeJay

    Ooh Serena sholl is ugly!

  • DeJeri

    Megan's hair looks thick and shiny. She has the pregnancy glow and the extra weight suits her. Congrats.....

  • DeJeri

    BAWHAHAHAHA!

  • DeJeri

    Her white family is trashy and embarrassing though. She knows her black side is the good side. Her white family members are the ones banned by the royals.

  • R in NYC

    Her father should have been standing outside the hotel waiting for her....bwahahahahaha....?????

  • Applebum

    I think they’re forcing that Serena and Meghan bestie crap. Does Serena have any black women friends? She loves being “besties” with non black women. I still can’t believe someone with her status was so desperate to be seen and hangout with trashy Kum Kardashian. The crazy part is in the paparazzi videos, she was behind Kum and Kum was getting all the praises. You’re a tennis icon. Ugh! Get your self esteem together.

  • Applebum

    Right.

  • IChosetheBrownDollbaby

    Read these comments, including yours, and you will see why she has no Black girlfriends. Too many of yall are toxic af.

  • WinterIsComing

    Agreed. Her black girlfriends wouldn’t let her go outside looking crazy. Friends aren’t just yes men they hold you accountable too.

  • Taj

    Isn't it a cruel irony how now that Meghan finally has the attention of the American paparazzi she can't even indulge in it by looking at the camera.

  • Taj

    Okay, I agree she does look crazy. But she does have famous black girlfriends. She is a part of that whole Kelly Roland, Angela Biyence la la Anthony clique.

  • Malcom Flex

    MM is a hot mess flossing her pimp Markus I can't stand the chick. Fake AF with that obvious moonbump! Poor Serena is still depressed that she married the wrong man.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Serena looking like she rocking a
    5 o'clock shadow.. looks kinda Manish!

  • Harley

    There are toxic women of every race. I have seen so many toxic whites women over the past year calling the police on black people just living including the one in Texas who just destroyed a babies photo to shoot and how about the ones in the post below who basically let their “black” friend die in their home under suspicious circumstances.. yeah I think Becky’s are way more toxic than any race... emitt till anyone ??

  • Harley

    The only time I saw her look decent was a chase commercial

  • Harley

    ????

  • WinterIsComing

    She needs actual girlfriends instead of chasing these celebrities that let her wear these clip on ponytails.

  • WinterIsComing

    That’s a damn shame. I don’t think she’s an ugly woman, She just needs the right team to polish her up.

  • Jethro

    I'm sure the blog owner chose the worst pic she could find and it's more than obvious Serena doesn't have a 5 o'clock shadow. Some of you people. ?

  • Allihave2say

    Serena has never been seen as the ideal woman in the media or her personal life. Her looks are less than attractive and as with rich men her money makes her more appealing to some. Serena wants to be one of the cute popular girls. She knows what's been said about her in the media.

    My issue with Serena is that Olympia has become the scapegoat for all of her recent issues. Me no like.

  • WinterIsComing

    Damn. That’s deep and sad.

  • Allihave2say

    No one understands this decision. I bet she'd have thick gorgeous hair. Being an athlete doesn't mean she has to neglect her natural. Being properly groomed doesn't make her less of an athlete. We know as she is she has achieved GOAT but come on do your damn hair woman!

  • Allihave2say

    We rooted for the one drop bc it has white folks and others up in arms of poop everyday all day. We all saw Harry making the Natzi and secret society signs. I'm pretty sure Oprah schooled her mother in the ways of the RF. Meghan made her choice so she has to deal.
    We all watch the foolishness with her white family and the whites in media have developed a new mental illness Meghanitis.

  • hottlanta

    Must be nice 2 b so wealthy when u go 2 the airport they shut it down. Go Megan go. Must be nice 2 have friends in high places.

  • Allihave2say

    I agree. We root for the drop because the folks all over the world are bothered by it. We know Meghan isn't into blackness, apparently neither was her mother. Does anyone know if her mother was an only child?

  • Allihave2say

    They are the epitome of hateful vengeful narcissistic dysfunctional family white trash.

  • Allihave2say

    Meghan is just getting reparations.

  • Bashi22

    She lol ? she needs to give her mother some. After that one baby they done.

  • Allihave2say

    You believe the marriage is over or they're done having children? Harry is lucky someone married his Natzi arse.

  • Pebbles

    Dang! Reading these comets it’s die if it focused on her looks as few there in her accomplishments but still shaded her looks.

    Thankful she had the type of father she had, I remember watching a video on YouTube when she was kid & the interviewer tried to low key create insecurities & doubt and her father caught onto it and got all into that interviewer azz.

    I hope in the history books she will be know for her accomplishments & not her looks

  • currvalicious

    Lmao!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I know Meghan enjoyed her break from a life filled with daily protocols!

    If, they’re not real friends, I still think they had fun!

    With their individual schedules, travels, work and family, these celebrities can’t hangout that often!

    Serena has strong facial features, she’s a big woman, around 6 ft tall, muscular build, the supplements she takes, diet, her workouts gives her the body and face that made her a tennis trailblazer and living legend!

    When she retires, she won’t be as thick!

    I would love to meet her in person (and, have a conversation with her mom), SERENA’S PRETTY SPECTACULAR!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I know Meghan enjoyed her break from a life filled with daily protocols!

    If, they’re not real friends, I still think they had fun!

    With their individual schedules, travels, work and family, these celebrities can’t hangout that often!

    Serena has strong facial features, she’s a big woman, around 6 ft tall, muscular build, the supplements she takes, diet, her workouts gives her the body and face that made her a tennis trailblazer and living legend!

    When she retires, she won’t be as thick!

    I would love to meet her in person (and, have a conversation with her mom), SERENA’S PRETTY SPECTACULAR!

  • Bashi22

    Yes shes part of the agenda to keep africans thinking they can get a into the Royal family too with mix children. They will love the Monarch even more stcokholm symdrome

  • Melanated Goddess??

    You and me both. It's embarrassing. She isn't a black woman yet you have people out here that swear up and down she's going to have a kinky haired baby with that inbred. Smh.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Who's y'all? Are you implying that you're not black yourself? White women are vicious , vindictive and petty. Look at Malia Obama white friends! They sell her out every chance they get. Smh.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Ill wait til end of year when Sandra admits to photoshopping Serena. Please Jesus.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Serena looks like somebody’s boyfriend... Why isnt Meghans mom there? Miss Markle is an attention whour???

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Ya think its fake??? I was ALMOST convinced it was until I saw the video of the baby kicking her.. I googled to see if moon bump had created that prototype as yet... and they had not?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    She got her sister, mother, father and Im pretty sire some cousins aunties and uncles.. Shes is GOOD ??

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Chile...:.. Be nice! Toxic biitches EVERYWHERE ???

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ?????

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Ohana loves it ?????

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    serena was never cute,,, but she have gotten more unattractive since she became a bed warmer for that devil cac

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Phuck that! I still have faith???

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    I hope NOT!
    Baby showers are a waste of time.???

  • Guest

    Jay- Z and Beyonce accepting that Brit award with Meghan pictured as the queen is hilarious. Wishing her safe delivery.

  • Kimberly King

    Oh yea I wholeheartedly agree! I am 100% confident that she would have tied the record then turn around and beat the record. I know her father has to be disgusted in terms of her choice of man. Richard is a proud black man. A true king.

  • Sushi

    I'm not sure, why Meghan, seems to be difficult. ...

  • J2PC

    They can't imagine a strong, educated Black/biracial woman with a mind & ideas of her own. She was suppose to be under their thumb and act dumb. Meg is just not wired that way. She seems to know who she is and what she wants and how she thinks a job should be done so that it doesn't make her look bad.

    Plus, it's difficult for some white women to see themselves being bossed by a Black. They consider Black women having attitudes, difficult or a real B. Yet, they are ascribe positive words for themselves when carrying on in similar manners.

    Maybe the goal is to make her life hell because a biracial woman wasn't supposed to be good enough to marry one of their White Prince. smh

  • JENNYJONES1

    I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING THAT MEGHAN MUST BE ENJOYING THE BREAK FROM THE ENGLISH PRINCESS DAILY BS!!! JUST BACK IN AMERICA HANGING WITH THE GIRLS W/O THE CAMERAS AND BEING PROPER WHICH IS WHY SHE SECRETLY CAME HERE TO HAVE HER BABY SHOWER. I DON'T BLAME HER 1 DAMN BIT!!!!.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Junkanoo

    Spot on ...... She does seem to crave attention

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    I really hope that's a photoshopped pic cuz mama's looking rather testosteroneish.

  • GrapeCrush

    Serena, stop it with the threading of your eyebrows or find a new aesthetician, because they are jacking you up. Those brows look unshapely and super fake.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Yes! And, pregnant too, she needed a breather, for sure!

  • Coco

    She hosted a pottery party on valentine’s day, there was a few black women in there. Non famous ones.

  • Coco

    She hosted a pottery party on valentine’s day. There was few non famous black women in there.

  • WinterIsComing

    K. They can’t be friends if they let her go outside looking unkempt. My friends would never.

  • WinterIsComing

    Agreed!

  • SpiceGirl

    You mean like caterpillars?

  • Logan Roberts

    I don't understand how I be fly on my TJ-Maxx & Target budget, but Serena and some other celebrities always look a mess.

  • sunni_daze

    Meghan black boots are real nice. I like

  • FLmingOH

    ???

  • ShelbyMoore

    Then why doesn't she have any black friends (not talking about Serena cause she has her own issues)?

  • Chocolate

    Meghan look adorable and healthy-
    something is very different abt Serena lately...it looks like she got brow implants.
    I worked w someone who had it done and it looks weird Bc it’s hair transplanted from other areas of your body, so it grows longer than typical brow hair.
    Anyway, she’s still a champion and I love her drive.

  • DeJeri

    Serena is black as hell. Why doesn't she count? Are black people no longer black just because they have a white spouse? They're both married and happy and it seems like people are just hatin' IMO.

  • Desi

    Son, the daily mail called they want their crackpot back. Stay jealous b*tch haha ?

  • Cocoa Rose

    It looked like the opposite to me. Kim was up Serena's arse.

  • Cocoa Rose

    Timing???? She was 35 when she got pregnant...not 25!!!!

  • Junkanoo

    Meghan really isnt my cup of tea I doubt I will ever think of her favourably.

  • Maxima

    Those glasses ain't workin' for Serena

    This was all too strange. You are 7 mos. pregnant. That ride can get a bit bumpy over the Atlantic. You can't fly back to UK because US won't allow you to fly at 7 mos. Your mother does not attend. None of your husband's family attends.

    Somethin' ain't right.

  • parisjok

    Serena needs some lip gloss and some color on her cheeks at best

  • parisjok

    why would u say that? it was her rich friends over here that was determine to celebrate her having her first baby with a beautiful some what over the top baby shower. u know that the expensive hotel was free because of the huge publicity they received.

    the fresh flowers were given to children, business etc. which we saw in the papers (uk Daily Mail). read that she WILL be having another shower where she lives for the folks over there. the rich do not live as we live.

    never have and never will. a fun time was had by all. females do not have that many babies during their lifetime especially someone like her who is over 35. all of them looked forward to seeing each other and just having a really really fun time knowing they will not see her again for quite sometime.

  • parisjok

    read that she is going to be at the shower being held in the UK. we shall see. she could have declined an invite. we just do not know. she is a very simple mom and maybe thought let them hang out with each other. she seems very much to be a loner anyway. you are not going to tell me that she could not have found at least ONE friend or buddy to go with her to the wedding all the way over there instead of looking all lonely being by herself

  • parisjok

    yeah, she is having one in the UK too. remember what Michelle Obama was saying about not being able to do anything in that White house now she is making up for those eight years of not being able to just hang out and is running all over the place. Meghan does not get an end date because she is in this for life. this shower was just what she needed