One friend challenged reports that Mr Markle has said he can not contact his daughter, telling the magazine: "He's never called; he's never texted".
"From the outside, people want to paint a Cinderella story, but Meg had made her life quite fantastic before this", Meghan's close confidante told PEOPLE.
While her husband the Duke of Sussex, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall each undertook official royal engagements back the United Kingdom, the Duchess enjoyed herself on a "private" five-day trip to.
The party is taking place at a hotel on the Upper East Side with 20 of Meghan's close friends, and has been arranged by her BFF, stylist Jessica Mulroney, according to reports.
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Meghan is thought to be due to give birth in April.
The last time members of the royal family paid a visit to New York City was four years ago. To keep her baby bump warm, she dazzled in a vintage (circa 1965) Courreges trapeze coat made of matelassé silk.
The big day: Chopra attended Meghan and Harry's splashy royal wedding England in May 2018. The duo visited Laduree in SoHo over the weekend before heading shopping for some baby clothes.
Meghan and Prince Harry Wednesday in May and are expecting their first child this spring.
Prince William - who has been married to Duchess Catherine since 2011 - explained: "The fear of having a newborn baby, that's very vulnerable and that's what you spend most of your time worrying about, thinking what do I do?"