Duchess Meghan is New York City chic while heading out for her baby shower

By Meaghan Wray

The Duchess of Sussex must be overjoyed to be back in the Big Apple, a city she frequented as a Hollywood star. It's an especially exciting trip, given she's getting to see many of her closest friends – like Jessica Mulroney and reportedly Priyanka Chopra – to celebrate the upcoming birth of Baby Sussex with a luxurious baby shower. Naturally, royal watchers were over the moon to catch a glimpse of her New York City street style as she headed out for the affair on Tuesday (Feb. 19)!

Meghan clutched her baby bump in NYC. Photo: © Gotham/GC Images

Leaving her hotel in the city, the pregnant royal looked elegant as ever in a perfectly monochrome outfit featuring some of her favourite designers. She sported a pair of black maternity trousers by the brand Hatch – a brand she's worn before during her pregnancy. To keep her baby bump warm, she dazzled in a vintage (circa 1965) Courreges trapeze coat made of matelassé silk.

She carried a Carolina Herrera purse. Photo: © Gotham/GC Images

She carried a chic grey shopper purse by Carolina Herrera, accessorizing with her pair of Le Specs 'Air Heart' sunglasses to beat the city sun, as well as one of her favourite rings – Love Ring by Solange Azagury Partridge – which she first wore on a visit to The Hub Community Kitchen last year. Meghan kept her beauty look simple, not straying far from what she typically likes to wear – a bit of bronzer, a pink lip and her dark hair down by her shoulders, perfectly showing off her Pippa Small earrings. She also wore a bangle bracelet by Bar Jewelry, anchoring the ensemble with Stuart Weitzman pumps.

She looked chic as ever in a pair of big black sunglasses. Photo: © James Devaney/GC Images

This isn't the first of Meghan sightings in the city, however. On Feb. 18, the Suits alum was seen out and about in Manhattan in a fashion-forward "off duty" royal look. She paired her Slim Tailored Wool Coat by Victoria Beckham with a navy blue Ran and Bone fedora, a pageboy cap – believed to be by Helene Berman London – and the same grey Carolina Herrera shopper bag.

Duchess Meghan is set to enjoy the first of two baby showers. "Today’s baby shower is the first of two, sources tell me," royal correspondent Omid Scobie tweeted. "A smaller gathering [is] scheduled for pals on this side of the pond [England] after Morocco."

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Page Six reported that the shower will happen at a hotel on the Upper East Side, and that it was planned almost entirely by Meghan’s best friend and Canadian stylist, Jessica Mulroney. Omid also told Good Morning America that the event will have an A-list guest list, with Sarah Rafferty, Serena Williams, Priyanka and more expected to make the trip.

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