Watch out Harry! Meghan Markle stuns in stilettos as she challenges her husband for a game of netball
Decked in a stunning Oscar de la Renta top, flared pants by Altuzarra, and complementing blue heels, the Duchess of Sussex hit the basketball court on Monday.
Who needs sneakers? A pair of rather towering stilettos is just not enough to hold back Meghan Markle from getting into her sporty spirit. Decked in a stunning Oscar de la Renta top, flared pants by Altuzarra, and complementing blue heels, the Duchess of Sussex hit the basketball court on Monday with her husband Prince Hary.
For a change, though, the royal couple were not on the same side as they squared off for a passing match of netball. The contest in question took place during their recent Loughborough University visit, where the Duke and Duchess were to meet with the honorees of the Coach Core program - an initiative headed by Harry, Meghan, Prince William, and Kate Middleton.
It’s Team Duke vs. Team Duchess as they join @WeAreCoachCoreUK apprentices for a netball shootout 🏀. pic.twitter.com/qFhzL2W3ac— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 24, 2018
After a series of drills and mentoring during the event, however, Meghan went on to join her team - boasting names such as tennis player Laura Robson, gymnastics coach Scott Hann, and England netballer Eboni Beckford-Chambers - for a friendly match with Harry. The 34-year-old royal's team was no less either, including a roster of stars like ex-US basketball player David Robinson, marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe, former England cricketer Mark Ramprakash, and ex-England rugby player Ugo Monye.
Although the game turned out to be in Harry's favor, the Duchess clearly had her share of fun on the court, as evident from the numerous social media posts.
The Duchess, who presented the ‘Graduate of the Year’ award to Sebastian Vidal, later shared words of support via a Twitter post shared by the Kensington Palace's handle.
“My husband has devoted so many years to Coach Core and in the past year of my being in the UK to be able to see not just the impact but the incredible inspiration and sense of purpose that this instills is astounding," she said.
The Duchess of Sussex presents the ‘Graduate of the Year’ award to Sebastian Vidal. pic.twitter.com/wpBQr3AFsF— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 24, 2018
While Harry talked about the importance of sports in the day to day life and the role played by his Coach Core program.
“Sport does not discriminate. But lack of support and barriers to access do, which is why the role of Coach Core fostering this raw talent is absolutely vital," the British royal said. "Sport can inspire and invigorate, and as we have seen today, with the right opportunity, the right mentoring and the right focus, lives can be changed.”