It has been claimed that Meghan, 38, asked US police officers to help her leave The Mark Hotel through a side entrance, rather than the main doors, to avoid “giving the potential impression that she was enjoying the media attention.”
The State Department documents, obtained by Mail Online, say that Meghan, referred to as the VIP, requested to leave out of service door but officers said a change of plans would mean that the vehicles would have to move "telegraphing our intent" to anyone outside.
The report says: "The VIP explained that her intent was to change the literal optics of the departure, making it appear that she was at least attempting to sneak out of the hotel in photos rather than exiting through the main entrance and giving the potential impression that she was enjoying the media attention.”
It also claims that when Meghan went to dinner with Serena Williams at Polo Bar off 5th Avenue, the “motorcade took a roundabout route to get there.” But the pair were photographed going into the restaurant, indicating that details of their itinerary had been leaked.
The report also refers to Meghan’s change of lunch plans, when she realised that she could be photographed at Flora Bar in the Met Breuer, through the large glass ceiling. She moved to Café Boulud, inside the more private Surrey Hotel.
The baby shower hosted by her friends Serena Williams and Amal Clooney at The Mark Hotel’s £60,000-a-night penthouse suite, drew some criticism.