Meghan Markle Donates Baby Shower Flowers to Nursing Home Patients
The Duchess of Sussex's whirlwind trip to New York City is estimated to have cost a whopping $500,000.
Flowers arrangements that guests created at Meghan Markle's lavish New York City baby shower have gone to a good home.
The Duchess of Sussex, whose baby shower was held at The Mark hotel in the Upper East Side on Wednesday, donated the arrangements to the charity Repeat Roses, and they'll be shared with hospitals and nursing home patients.
"I hope she won't mind me sharing this because I've never seen anything like this at a baby shower," said "CBS This Morning" host Gayle King, who attended the shower, on Thursday morning. "They had flower arranging. They brought in somebody to explain how to arrange flowers. We all each made an individual vase."
Of donating the flowers to Repeat Roses, King added: "It just speaks to who she is. She's very kind. She's very generous, and a really, really sweet person."
After the celebrations, Meghan left the hotel dressed for comfort for her flight. She wore leggings, a warm-up jacket and sneakers as well as a cap emblazoned with the word "Rectify," a now-canceled series starring her friend and former "Suits" co-star Abigail Spencer.
She hitched a ride on a private jet with Amal Clooney, who hosted the shower. They took off with a plane full of gifts including a baby crib, a mandarin orange tree and a bicycle.
"She didn't open any of the gifts," King said Thursday. "She wants to open them at home with [husband Prince] Harry."
While Meghan apparently left without issue Wednesday night, Abigail Spencer and pilates guru Taryn Toomey were delayed for six hours and videotaped themselves joking around at the airport.
At the shower, they were joined by Serena Williams, stylist Jessica Mulroney, makeup artist Daniel Martin and designer Misha Nonoo.
Altogether, the duchess' whirlwind trip to New York City is estimated to have cost a whopping $500,000.
Meghan is due to give birth to her first child with Harry this spring.
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