Serena Williams reportedly footing $75,000 bill for Meghan Markle's baby shower venue: Details

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Having famous friends pays off -- literally!

Several of Meghan Markle's celebrity pals are tasked with executing a baby shower fit for a royal on Wednesday in New York, contradicting previous reports that the event would be earlier in the week.

Serena Williams is reportedly picking up the biggest bill, according to the Daily Mail. The outlet also reports that Amal Clooney is co-hosting the affair. Also in attendance will be Jessica Mulroney and Abigail Spencer, as well as a few of Meghan's college friends from Northwestern University.

The tennis champ will cough up $75,000 to hold the shower a the penthouse suite of The Mark, where Markle has seemingly stayed since quieting arriving in the city on Friday. That figure does not include the price of catering, decorations or any other expenditures.

Williams joined the Duchess for dinner on Tuesday night along with other friends.

Clooney was not spotted with Markle ahead of the shower, but like Williams, she attended the royal wedding in May 2018.

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US actor George Clooney (R) and his wife British lawyer Amal Clooney (L) arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Ian West / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN WEST/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: (L-R) Amal Clooney and George Clooney arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: George and Amal Clooney attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney (R) and his wife British lawyer Amal Clooney (L) arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney (R) and his wife British lawyer Amal Clooney (L) arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Amal Clooney and US actor George Clooney arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read GARETH FULLER/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney (C) and his wife British lawyer Amal Clooney (R) arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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And while we haven't publicly seen Clooney and Markle together since, they've been spending time together under the radar: Last summer, the Clooneys invited Prince Harry and his wife to visit their Lake Como estate. Almost nobody knew about the vacation until it was all wrapped up -- only local police were clued in to the royal arrival -- so if Clooney is looking to make a discreet entrance and exit to Markle's shower, we may never be the wiser.

The intimate shower will reportedly include just 15 of Markle's friends. It's not yet known if her mother, who lives in California, is in New York for the event.

Markle will reportedly have a second baby shower upon returning to the United Kingdom, but not until after her visit to Morocco with Prince Harry. She is due this spring.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 20: (L-R) Actors Abigail Spencer, Jordana Brewster, Meghan Markle and Sarah Hyland attend ELLE's 6th Annual Women in Television Dinner Presented by Hearts on Fire Diamonds and Olay at Sunset Tower on January 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for ELLE)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: (L-R) Meghan Markle, Serena Williams and Hannah Davis participate in the DirecTV Beach Bowl at Pier 40 on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DirecTV)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Meghan Markle, Nina Agdal and Shay Mitchell participate in the DirecTV Beach Bowl at Pier 40 on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for DirecTV)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 20: (L-R) Actors Abigail Spencer, Meghan Markle and Constance Zimmer attend ELLE's 6th Annual Women in Television Dinner Presented by Hearts on Fire Diamonds and Olay at Sunset Tower on January 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for ELLE)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Georgina Chapman (L) and Meghan Markle attend the Marchesa show during Spring 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at New York Public Library on September 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Models Meghan Markle (L) and Petra Nemcova attend the Herve Leger By Max Azria fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on September 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Model Meghan Markle (L) and actress Jamie Chung attend an exclusive preview of the Marchesa Voyage for ShopStyle collection on September 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for ShopStyle)
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