Like a prayer! Madonna takes her children and photographer friend Steven Klein on spiritual trip to Kabbalah centre in New York


By Leah Simpson

Taking tome out: Madonna and her family visited the Kabbalah centre in Manhattan today

She may be gearing up for a huge US tour but Madonna is still making time to fit family, friends and even religion into her hectic schedule.

The 53-year-old stepped out in New York City today, accompanied by a clan including her good photographer friend Steven Klein.

It was a family affair as the group headed to a Kabbalah centre in Manhattan, each member wearing the red wristband which became quite the trendy accessory with celebrities at one time.

Madonna donned an unconventional monochrome ensemble consisting of brogue shoes, a leather jacket as well as a leather hat over her tied back locks.

She was looking very chic throwing a Chanel scarf over a black and white stripe turtleneck but pulled on very casual jogging trousers which were mismatched to the rest of her outfit.

Shielding her eyes with D&G sunglasses, she walked separately from her girls Mercy and Lourdes, while Klein carried her adopted son David on his shoulders and strolled by Guy Ritchie’s son, Rocco’s side.

Odd ensemble: The star dressed in casual trousers with a Chanel scarf and leather jacket and hat

Looking Stylish: The star's daughter Lourdes will be accompanying the 53-year-old on tour working in the wardrobe department

Looking Stylish: The star's daughter Lourdes will be accompanying the 53-year-old on tour working in the wardrobe department

Lourdes, 15, was looking stylish as she coordinated her Kabbalah band with her printed dress and gold jewellery.

The brunette added in a casual element with a green shirt which she rolled up at the sleeves and black loafer shoes with socks.

The teenager – whose father is dancer, actor and personal trainer Carlos Leon – will be helping her mother out on the wardrobe department when she begins her American concert dates in August.

Madonna dashed her daughter’s hopes of dancing during the gigs when the world tour starts this month.

Aides for the singer say the young lady has been consigned to the clothing department.

Just the boys: The star's photographer friend carried David on his shoulders and Guy Ritchie's son Rocco was by his side

A source said: ‘There are no plans for Lourdes to be on stage and she will not be dancing or performing. She will be working in wardrobe.’

Perhaps it is punishment for Lourdes, who recently upset her mother when she was caught puffing away on a cigarette.

It is not known what her 11-year-old boy from her British film director ex-husband will be doing to keep himself occupied throughout the summer.

Perhaps he along with Malawian adopted siblings, Mercy and David, both six, will be accompanying their famous mother around the globe also.