THE Duchess of Sussex is under fire after enjoying a night out with Serena Williams, Jessica Mulroney, and ISIS bride Shamima Begum.
Meghan had the 19-year-old flown from Syria to New York’s The Polo Bar, a favourite of celebrities, for a four-course dinner with friends including Victoria Beckham, Michelle Obama and Suits co-star Abigail Spencer.
A source close to the Duchess said: “Meghan’s been reading all about the jihadi bride and just naturally felt sympathetic to someone who’s been given such a hard time in the media, like herself.
“Plus, with Shamima having just given birth, albeit in a refugee camp on the border of a war-torn nation rather than the Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital, they’ve got a lot in common.
“Meghan knows exactly what it’s like to feel like a stranger to British traditions and to need to find your own place here, so she’s really been giving Shamima some useful advice on how to fit back in to UK society.”
The seven-month-pregnant Duchess of Cambridge looked resplendent in a tailored navy wool coat with tortoiseshell buttons, while Begum wore a tan Givenchy trenchcoat with nude suede heels and her trademark headscarf.
Following dinner the friends went on to nightspot 1 Oak where observers claim Begum flirted and exchanged phone numbers with actor Timothée Chalamet.