Meghan Markle’s lavish New York City baby shower is believed to have cost a staggering $430,000.
The seven-months pregnant royal touched down in New York City on Friday to attend a baby shower being thrown for her by her nearest and dearest pals after spending Valentine’s Day with Prince Harry.
She then left the US by private jet on Wednesday night from Teterboro, New Jersey, on a plane that costs $125,000 per trip.
Between lavish gifts from friends, to the cost of her Royal Protection security and extravagant dinners, the royal’s week in the city amounted to $430,896.98.
Meghan’s baby shower took place in The Mark Hotel Grand Penthouse Suite, which boasts gorgeous views of Central Park.
It is thought that the $75,000-a-night suite was rented out for two nights in order to allow for the baby shower preparations to be made.
Therefore, the total cost of the penthouse amounts to $150,000.
The soon to be mother also chose to stay at the same lavish Upper East Side hotel for her stay in New York.
It is thought that she opted for a one-bedroom suite in the hotel.
Five nights in the Manhattan one-bedroom suite at The Mark Hotel costs a whopping $9,982.05.
A one-night stay in the one-bedroom suite at The Mark Hotel costs $1,735 including bed and breakfast with food from the Jean-Georges restaurant.
Without breakfast, the cost for a one-night stay in The Mark Hotel is $1,695.
Therefore, if Meghan opted out of food during her hotel-stay she would get the five nights for a cheaper rate of $8,745.
All rates for rooms include taxes and fees.
The 37-year-old dined out at The Polo Bar on Tuesday night with five friends including Serena Williams and stylist Jessica Mulroney.
The cost of a dinner at the exclusive midtown restaurant would have cost approximately $420 with drinks included.
The duchess was also spotted heading into Laduree in SoHo with close friend Jessica Mulroney, a Canadian stylist, over the weekend for afternoon tea for two, where one macaron retails for $2.80.
Therefore, after four macarons ($11.20) and two teas ($7), Meghan’s afternoon tea at the luxury bakery amounted to about $25.
Meghan headed out for lunch at Cafe Bolud at The Surrey with friends on Tuesday.
The restaurant features a $39 two-course lunch six days a week, meaning Meghan’s lunch at the restaurant cost a total of $78.
Throughout her trip, the Duchess of Sussex has been accompanied by two Royal Protection constables, who can earn up to $104,954 a year.
For six days, it would have cost approximately $2,412.74 per Royal Protection constable, meaning that the total cost for the trip was at least $4,825.50, not taking into account the officers’ living expenses, which would have brought the total to much more.
Even if they were staying in one of the cheaper rooms at The Mark, the hotel where Meghan is thought to have been based throughout her trip, the cost would have been around $4,693.55 per officer including taxes, fees, and breakfast.
This brings the grand total for the two men to $14,212.58 for the six-day trip.
A five-night return trip could cost around $8,734.04. The duchess flew with her two Royal Protection officers, bringing the total cost to $26,202.
It is thought that Meghan flew on a chartered private jet and the total cost of her trip from London to New York costed a whopping $125,000 each way.
Meghan’s baby shower has so far seen a number of different lavish gifts being delivered to the hotel.
A Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib ($379) and a 10 foot mandarin tree (approx. $140) were brought to the hotel on Wednesday morning.
A large bouquet featuring dozens of long-stem pink roses from Lady Fleur NYC (approx. $399.95) was also among the gifts seen being delivered on Wednesday morning.
A Carnival King cotton candy machine ($199.99) was also spotted.
Later in the afternoon, a guest was spotted carrying in a children’s Trek bicycle.
Trek kids bicycles range between $169.99 for a Kickster training bike for toddlers, and $1,049.99 for a children’s mountain bike, meaning that the average bike from the brand costs approximately $609.00.
Several regular-sized Away Cases were also seen being delivered to The Mark, each of which cost $225.
Approximately 17 of ‘The Carry-On’ cases can be seen, the cost of which amounts to $3,825 in total.
New York City harpist and singer Erin Hill was also spotted entering the venue on Wednesday with her harp and other equipment.
The average cost for the award-winning harpist to play at an event is $625.
The cost of Meghan Markle’s baby shower
The Mark Hotel Grand Penthouse Suite – $150,000
Five nights in a one-bedroom suite at The Mark Hotel – $9,982.05
Dinner for four at The Polo Bar – approx. $420 with drinks
Lunch at The Surrey – Cafe Bolud – approx. $78
Afternoon tea for two at Laduree – approx. $25
Two Royal Protection officers – $14,213
Private jet from London to NYC costing $125,000 each way – $250,000
Harp player Erin Hill – $625
Away Carry On Cases (17) – $3,825
Gifts: Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib – $379
10ft mandarin tree – approx. $140
Lady Fleur NYC roses – approx. $399.95
Carnival King cotton candy machine – $199.99
Trek bicycle – approx. $609.99
Teenage girl commits suicide after 69% voted for her to die on Instagram poll
A 16 year old girl committed suicide in Kuching, Sarakwak in Malaysia, following an Instagram poll were the majority voted that she dies.
The teenager identified as Davia Emelia‘s body was found sprawled on the road on May 13 at around 8pm, according to The Sarawak Tribune.
She is believed to have jumped to her death from a rented unit in Batu Kara New Township. Authorities also found her Instagram poll which she posted prior to her death, Emelia reportedly created the poll at around 3pm on that day.
The poll asked:
“Really important! Help me choose D/L”
“D” and “L” presumably stood for “die” and “live”.
Apparently, 69 percent had voted for “D”.
The Instagram pool was not the only thing found, Davia Emelia also reportedly took to Facebook to say that she was “tired” of life:
“WANNA QUIT (MY) F*CKING LIFE, I’M TIRED.”
According to Sarawak Tribune, both Emelia’s Indonesian mother and father are separated and both have remarried. Her father rarely returned to see her after marrying a Vietnamese woman. Her mother remarried a man with a 15-year-old son.
It is suspected that these events added to the stress of the teenage girl, leading her to commit suicide.
Her suicide has been classified as a “sudden death” by authorities, who do not suspect foul play.
Another Nigerian Becomes Mayor in UK
Councillor Victoria Obaze, now Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Mrs Victoria Obaze, a Nigerian from Imo State made history on Wednesday after she was sworn into office as the first black female Civic Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom (UK).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Obaze’s inauguration on Wednesday is the latest in turn of events that have seen Nigerians emerge as Mayors in their area councils of residence in the UK.
It will be recalled that Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, and Mrs Kate Anorue, both from Anambra State, were recently sworn into office as Mayors of London Borough of Brent and Enfield, respectively.
Obaze who contested three previous councillorship elections in 2010, 2014 as well as 2016 and failed, eventually succeeded in an election conducted on May 5, 2018 in Whitechapel Ward.
She later became the Council’s Deputy Speaker following her nomination by her Councillor Colleagues from where she took over the mantle as Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
A statement containing brief history of Obaze reveals that the newly sworn-in Mayor had lived in Borough for over 30 years.
“For Councillor (Cllr) Obaze life is all about service to humanity with diligence. Her political experience started when she was elected as one of the board of directors to oversee the regeneration of her area, the Ocean Estate, in the 1980s.
“The move motivated her to get into politics having noticed that there were no black women in the council chambers and this led her to open a project named Healthy Life Style for Stepney Women, East London.
“The project was funded by local authority through Ocean African Caribbean Association which she and her late husband Chief Evangelist Charles Obaze, co-founded.
“She also established Ocean Saturday School aimed at ensuring school attainment for children, as well as Ocean Football Club through which young boys were able to have residential football experiences with Chelsea football Club
With 865 deaths, 17 rapes and 144 scenes of naked people, Ghanaian Pastor explains why he thinks ‘Christians who watch Game of Thrones will go to hell’
Ghanaian Pastor, Victor Eghan, has stated why he thinks Christians who watch Game of Thrones will go to Hell.
According to him, ‘If you’re so attached to Game of Thrones that you’re getting angry with me, then who are you worshipping? GOD or GOT? One letter makes a big difference. And that one letter change can make a big difference when you stand before GOD on that day‘.
Dear Game of Thrones fans (who say they’re Christians), please forgive me in advance. I’m not a fan of GOT. Just watched a few episodes years ago. But I came across some statistics and facts that may interest you.
17 rapes (including attempted ones)
144 scenes of naked people (with 83.7% being women)
In 2016, HBO was in a legal battle with the porn website, PornHub, over the site’s use of sexually explicit clips from GAME OF THRONES, which HBO states breaches their copyright of the content.
According to data from PornHub, the site saw a 4% drop in traffic (that is, a drop of about 2.4 million viewers) during Game of Thrones’ season 6 premiere back in April. The site saw similar traffic dips over the next four weeks when new episodes aired, suggesting that people are, presumably, watching the show instead of porn.
There are a LOT of porn stars in Game Of Thrones. Jessica Jenson and Samantha Bentley, winner of the Adult Video News Award for Best Group Sex Scene, have both played prostitutes on the show. Australian amateur porn actress Aeryn Walker was also cast as one of Craster’s many wives. While Sibel Kekilli, who has played Shae also starred in adult films in the past.
Dear Christian and Game of Thrones fan, is this the kind of content you want to fill your mind with? What happened to Philippians 4:8? Is this the kind of things you want your daughter or son to engage in? Rape, murder, and immorality?
If you’re so attached to Game of Thrones that you’re getting angry with me, then who are you worshipping? GOD or GOT? One letter makes a big difference. And that one letter change can make a big difference when you stand before GOD on that day.
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