Meghan Markle took her fetus for a night on the town Tuesday — hitting the famous Polo Bar restaurant for dinner with her pal Serena Williams … and we’ve got the video.
Her Royal Highness had a busy day — she flew into New York for her baby shower at The Mark Hotel earlier in the day … where friends like Abigail Spencer and Jessica Mulroney helped celebrate the mom-to-be.
Afterward, it was off to Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar — famous for its $ 20 “RRL Hot Dog” — which comes with sauerkraut, sweet relish & mustard on a toasted brioche bun.
If she didn’t have the dog, she missed out.
On the way out, 37-year-old Meghan strutted to her waiting SUV while clutching a fancy black Stella McCartney purse.
FYI, everything Meghan touches seems to sell out in minutes — guessing royal fashion-aholics already snapped up the remaining stock.
Serena followed Meghan and got in the same SUV.
By the way, Serena and Meghan have been close for years — they met at a Super Bowl party back in the day and grew so close, Meghan even invited the tennis legend to her wedding to Prince Harry.
Meghan Markle‘s celebrating the upcoming birth of her first child with Prince Harry … and she’s doing it on U.S. soil, baby!! Take that, UK.
We just got a shot of Meghan outside The Mark Hotel Tuesday afternoon in NYC. She held her baby shower there and, as you’d expect, she was flanked by tons of security as she got into a waiting SUV.
As you can see … Meghan’s doing the expectant mommy thing, cradling her baby bump with every step. The Duchess of Sussex is about 7 months pregnant, and she and Harry have been hinting the baby is due in April.
Meghan’s flying solo, sans Harry, for this trip. The baby shower could be the last time she sees her friends — at least stateside — before she gives birth.
Meghan Markle‘s got some pretty sweet perks, even beyond the castles and tiaras … she gets to do some volunteering with super cute dogs.
The Duchess of Sussex stopped by The Mayhew shelter in London Wednesday to meet the staff, and pet some puppers. She even got to hold a sweet Jack Russell Terrier named Minnie.
We’re told Meghan’s been there before, but it was her first visit since Kensington Palace announced the charity as one of her 4 royal patronages last week.
Markle — who’s about 6 months into her pregnancy, has reportedly had rescue dogs of her own before … so, naturally, the cause is near and dear to her.
Along with meeting the doggos, we’re told the Duchess also spent time checking out The Mayhew’s animal therapy program … which provides dog visits for people in need.
Sounds like a pawesome day.
Meghan Markle‘s half-brother, Thomas, was arrested Friday for driving under the influence of alcohol … TMZ has learned.
The 52-year-old was driving by Oregon State Police when police stopped him at 1:33 AM and took him into custody for impaired driving.
Cops performed a field sobriety test and they say his impairment was obvious. They say he was visibly intoxicated and blew well over the legal limit.
Thomas — the son of Meghan’s father, Thomas Sr. — was taken to the Grants Pass Sobering Center. His Chevy Silverado was impounded.
Thomas is estranged from Meghan. He sent a letter to Prince Harry in April in which he said, “It’s not too late. Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you.”
Thomas’ dad tells TMZ, “My son has a serious problem and he needs help, and I hope he gets it.” Thomas Jr.’s sister, Samantha, tells TMZ, “His drinking is not related to Meghan. He always drank.”
Thomas has had legal problems in the past. In January 2017, he was arrested for holding a gun to his girlfriend’s head during a drunken fight.
Two things really seem to make Meghan Markle crack a huge smile … holding her ever-growing baby bump and helping others.
The Duchess of Sussex was all smiles Thursday as she hit up St. Charles Hospital in west London, where she became a royal patron at Smart Works. It’s an awesome charity … they help unemployed and vulnerable women get back into the workplace.
Meghan — who is about 6 months pregnant — looked stunning in a black dress from the maternity brand, Hatch. She also sported a long, brown Oscar de la Renta coat.
Kensington Palace revealed Smart Works as just one of Meghan’s several volunteering gigs. She’s also taking over 2 of Queen Elizabeth‘s patronages — at the National Theatre and the Association of Commonwealth Universities — and working with an animal welfare group.