If we were to suddenly become a prominent member of the royal family (a feat that’s now very, very unlikely indeed), there’s one thing we’d really struggle with – and it’s not the seemingly endless list of royal protocols that determine what you can and can’t wear, say, or eat. Instead, it’s the unspoken expectation that, one day, we’d inevitably end up having to play sports while wearing towering high heels in front of the world’s media, in full knowledge that, should a tumble occur, the pictures would end up on the front page of every newspaper the next morning.
But, after taking to pretty much every other aspect of royal life with remarkable ease (in just over four months since joining The Firm, she’s befriended the corgis, got the Queen on side, nailed the royal dress code and demonstrated her natural aptitude for public speaking), Meghan Markle has proven herself to be a natural at exercising in wildly inappropriate footwear, too. At the Coach Core Awards at Loughborough University, the Duchess of Sussex headed onto the netball court to take part in some agility drills and throwing practice - all while wearing an impressively high pair of Aquazzura heels.
Perhaps the Duchess took inspiration from her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, ahead of her photo opportunity: after all, if anyone has nailed the art of being a good sport in very precarious footwear, it's the Duchess of Cambridge...
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Meghan Markle, September 2018
Playing netball at the Coach Core Awards
Meghan, who also participated in a netball shoot out with Coach Core apprentices and her husband, Prince Harry, also wore black trousers by the same brand, along with a draped blouse in deep blue (her current go-to colour, it seems) by Oscar de la Renta.