Meghan Markle is living the high life as she ends her $500K New York getaway by boarding a $250K pri
Meghan Markle ended her extravagant $500,000 five-night trip to New York City by boarding a luxury private jet bound for the UK, just hours after she was thrown a lavish baby shower by her closest friends in a $75,000-a-night penthouse, MailOnline can reveal today, Daily Mail reported.
The seven-months-pregnant duchess was pictured boarding the private plane on Wednesday evening, less than an hour after she was seen leaving her swanky Upper East Side hotel - which served as the venue for her star-studded baby shower, which was thrown for her especially by Amal Clooney and Serena Williams.
Meghan's extremely luxurious mode of transportation back to the UK - a Gulfstream G450 twin jet plane - is thought to have cost a staggering $125,000 for the six-hour journey back to the UK from the Big Apple.
The 37-year-old royal is also thought to have arrived in New York via private jet, meaning that a phenomenal $250,000 was spent on her round-trip travel for the personal girls' trip - bringing the total estimated cost of the getaway to around half a million dollars.
On Monday, Kensington Palace confirmed that Meghan's travel for the six-day trip had been 'privately funded' because it was a personal getaway but the spokesman would not comment on any other details of her visit to New York, and declined to give any official information about her security detail, or her plans while she was staying in the city.
However, exclusive video and images obtained by DailyMail.com confirms that the royal did travel on a private jet in order to return home to the UK, with several sources claiming that she used the same form of transportation in order to travel to New York at the end of last week.
Meghan is one of many high-profile figures to fly in a $43,000,000 (£33,000,000) Gulfstream G450, with the aircraft known for being one of the most popular plane picks among Hollywood A-listers thanks to its lavish interiors and ability to make both domestic and transatlantic flights
The Gulfstream G450 has a 16-passenger capacity and operates with two Rolls-Royce Tay Mk 611-8C engines, each capable of producing 13,850lb of thrust.
According to Haute Living, the G450 is also is also considered to have the most advanced flight deck in business aviation, with 14-inch liquid crystal display screens arranged in a landscape format and an Enhanced Vision System to present pilots with a clear picture of runway markings, taxiways and the surrounding landscape at night or in deteriorating weather conditions - like the snow and ice in New York on Wednesday.
The plane also offers the Synthetic Vision – Primary Flight Display as an option to increase the level of safety, making it an incredibly secure option for anyone looking to indulge in a private jet flight.
It also boasts a shower, a three-person divan, which would serve as the perfect place for Meghan to rest after a jam-packed trip, and a full galley with a convection oven should any of the passengers require an in-flight meal.
The plane also had plenty of room for the many gifts that were seen being delivered to Meghan's hotel ahead of the shower; in the 24-hour lead-up to the big event, a wide variety of items were seen being brought int the hotel, including a $140 mandarin tree, a $379 travel crib, a children's bicycle believed to be worth around $610, and a batch of 17 $225 Away carry-on suitcases that were gifted to the royal and her guests by the trendy travel brand.
When the duchess boarded the plane (seen center), she did not appear to have any luggage with her, and she made a swift ascent up the stairs and onto the aircraft. It is thought her bags had already been loaded by staff
Meghan flew home on a Gulfstream G450 (pictured), a twin-jet craft that is one of the most popular picks for Hollywood elite with busy transatlantic schedules
See pictures of celebs at the baby shower bash
Several packages that appeared to be suitcases wrapped in black garbage bags were seen being loaded into the same SUV outside The Mark hotel, where Meghan stayed, and where her baby shower was hosted on Wednesday
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