Meghan Markle didn’t want the public to think that she was enjoyed the media attention she received at her baby shower earlier this year. And as such, she resorted to doing one thing.

A recent report from the US State Department revealed how the Duchess of Sussex tried to change the optics surrounding her departure from the Mark Hotel in New York in February.

“The VIP [Meghan] explained that her intent was to change the lateral 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,” the document read.

However, Markle’s decision to be escorted out of the hotel via the side entrance caused some problems among motorists because vehicles had to be moved to line up the door.

Shortly after she was escorted out of the hotel, Markle managed to ride her car and evade the cameras. Her driver was also able to drive her to the Polo Bar for her dinner with her friends. After enjoying her meal, the Duchess of Sussex was photographed leaving the restaurant.

Meanwhile, the documents also revealed that Markle and her friends were supposed to eat at a different restaurant but she had to change her plans around lunchtime. Markle wanted to find a place where she wouldn’t be photographed.

Prior to her trip the country, the Office of Intelligence and Threat Analysis also conducted a full terrorist and internet threat assessment to determine if she was at risk for an attack. They learned that the chance for an attack was low but they also didn’t rule out the possibility of harassment.

“Many members of the royal family are very easily recognized personalities; therefore, they are attractive targets for those seeking notoriety,” a statement from the office read.

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Meghan Markle is pictured attending a Commonwealth Day Youth Event at Canada House on March 11, 2019, in London, England. Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images