Meghan Markle flies 10k miles to three continents while 7.5months pregnant in just 11 days

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, is visiting three continents on her travels.

The first leg of the journey took her to New York for a baby shower with 15 pals.

Mum-to-be Meghan cradled her baby bump as she left a New York hotel before setting off on the second leg of an epic 10,000-mile world jaunt.

The heavily-pregnant Duchess of Sussex looked radiant as she emerged from a baby shower celebration.

Meghan, 37, will have set foot in three continents this week — visiting America, Europe and north Africa.

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The natural dye is safe for expectant women as it is made from the henna tree.

She is likely to have the mark on her hand.

The couple will land in Casablanca on Saturday.

British Ambassador Thomas Reilly will welcome them before they inspect a Guard of Honour.

The next day will see them visit three schools in mountain town Asni. Meghan will have a traditional henna ­ceremony at one.

Later that evening they will be at a reception with the envoy in capital Rabat.

There they will meet influential women, young tycoons and disabled athletes.

On Monday they will see special needs kids at a riding school, visit a cookery school for under-privileged children and meet young   entrepreneurs.

At around 32 weeks pregnant, with her baby due in April, it is safe for Meghan to fly. But the NHS advises no air travel after 37 weeks.

She returns home to London from the US on Wednesday after spending five days in the Big Apple.

On Saturday she flies off again — this time to Casablanca in Morocco for an official visit with husband Prince Harry.

After a three-day tour, she will return to London having clocked up 9,600 miles over 11 days.

Meghan started her mega-trip on Friday when she flew to the US.

The baby shower with 15 of her closest pals took place at The Mark Hotel, near Central Park.

The ex-Suits star popped out for lunch with actress pal Abigail Spencer, 37, at nearby hotel The Surrey.

Meghan then returned to The Mark where her right royal party continued into the evening.

The group enjoyed afternoon tea and games and Meghan unwrapped lots of clothes for baby Sussex.

US actress Priyanka Chopra, former Suits co-star Sarah Rafferty, fashion designer Misha Noonoo, Meghan’s make-up artist Daniel Martin and her stylist Jessica Mulroney all helped her celebrate.

The Sun understands Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland was not there.

Normally at American baby showers, a cake will reveal the gender of the infant, but Meghan and Harry have said they don’t know whether they are having a boy or girl.

A pal said: “This was a really smart, sophisticated affair.

“Nothing cheesy like chocolate bars in diapers [part of a US baby shower game].

“It’s a gathering of friends that aren’t going to be able to see Meg for some time and this is a lovely way to celebrate with her.”

Bunches of pink roses, Meghan’s favourite pink peonies and a crib were all delivered to the five-star hotel prior to the party.

Staff were also seen carrying decorations into The Mark Hotel, where rooms start at £620 and suites cost up to £4,000 a night.

Meghan looked stylish in Hatch maternity jeans and a House of Herrera bag.

At the weekend, she stayed with a friend and was pampered with beauty treatments.

Leila Hanna, a consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician at Queen Mary's Hospital in London, said: “The biggest medical risk when flying long haul later in pregnancy is deep vein thrombosis.

“Hormonal changes make the blood more likely to clot, and the growing weight of the baby can push down on the pelvis and veins, which may also have an impact.

“But for a healthy low-risk pregnancy, there is no reason a woman can’t fly at seven months.

“The advice is to wear loose fitting clothes and flight stockings, to reduce the risk of clots. A low dose aspirin can also help thin the blood. Walking on the plane and drinking plenty of water are key.”

Long-haul flights risk

The NHS advises all pregnant women that they can fly until around 37 weeks, or 32 weeks if they are having twins.

Some airlines have earlier cut- off dates than 37 weeks, so the NHS advises that the best time to fly is in the second trimester of four to six months.

They also say that long-distance travel (longer than four hours) carries a small risk of blood clots (deep vein thrombosis or DVT).

The NHS advice is that if pregnant, drink lots of water on the flight, move about regularly (every 30 mins) and wear support or compression stockings which reduces leg swelling.

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