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Here's How Meghan Markle's NYC Baby Shower Is Breaking Royal Protocol

Suprise, surprise, Meghan Markle is breaking royal protocol yet again.

She's officially been a Duchess for nearly a year now, and she's broken so many rules we've lost track. Honestly though, we love her for it.

By now I'm sure you're well aware that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child together.

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This is one of the few celebrity pregnancies that I'm seriously excited about.

Meghan was recently photographed in New York City.

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Sources say that she was attending a baby shower thrown by her closest friends, including her best friend, Jessica Mulroney.

Other attendee's included close friend Amal Clooney.

Amal's husband, George Clooney, recently spoke out about the mistreatment of Meghan in the press, defending the soon to be mom.

Meghan being in NYC is causing quite the buzz.

Since marrying Prince Harry, her trips to America (that we know about) are very limited.

The elegant shower took place inside the Mark Hotel in Manhattan.

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According to Elle, friends of Meghan's rented out the most expensive suite in the hotel, a two story penthouse costing upwards of $75,000 per night.

The festivities included a lesson on flower arrangements and samplings of Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's cuisine.

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Meghan is known for being an avid foodie, so I'm sure her friends made sure the food was divine.

Meghan's friend and celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin shared this photo of cookies from the baby shower to his Instagram.

How precious are those? #babylove

Besides the A-list guests and custom sugar cookies, people are also buzzing about the fact that a royal baby shower is actually breaking protocol.

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Even though it's a common American trend, baby showers in England are a relatively new trend.

And baby showers for a royal are basically unheard of.

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Royal reporter Victoria Arbiter explained that because the family is clearly wealthy, a "lavish baby shower would be seen as highly inappropriate. There's nothing they can't go out and buy themselves."

She makes a good point.

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There were photographs of various gifts and decorations arriving to the event, including a box from Babyletto, which likely held some nursery furniture for the future little royal.

Noticeably absent from the shower was Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland and sister-in-law Kate Middleton.

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However, Elle reports Ragland is expected to be at Meghan's second baby shower in London, ahead of the Duchess's due date in late April.

Kate was not in attendance due to a family ski holiday with husband William and their three children.

It's of interest to note that Kate Middleton never had a baby shower for any of her three children.

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But like we said, showers in England are a relatively new trend — so maybe that's why?

Either way, it seems that the shower is okay because her friends are the ones hosting.

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And wouldn't it be ruder for Meghan to turn down the offer for a shower?

Plus, it was a great chance for Meghan to see her friends before the baby arrives! It won't be long now!

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I can't wait to see the new little royal!