Meghan Markle is already one of the people’s favorite royals. She’s taken up the mantle as the young, cool, relatable royal. She’s not a princess for the people…she’s more like the common person is down with the Duchess. Little things like closing her own car door or forgetting when she’s not supposed to hold hands with her husband have the people enamored. To them, she’s a regular girl who stumbled into the castle — and they love it.
She just proved, yet again, how cool she can be. The Duchess attended a Coach Core event and ended up dominating the court in her heels.
Coach Core is a program that trains young people to coach sports. Amazingly, over 90% of the people who complete Coach Core go straight to employment or on to further education. It’s understandable why a program like that would be a huge asset to the community. The program holds an awards ceremony each year and, this year, Meghan and Harry were in attendance. When the opportunity to hit the court came up, Duchess Meghan was absolutely into it.
After a quick lesson on how to play netball, teams were chosen and it was ON. Meghan and Harry ended up on opposing teams.
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
People couldn’t figure out who they wanted to cheer for.
I am in such a predicament because I want both of them to win
— Ed (@Ed59029780) September 24, 2018
TEAM DUCHESS ❤ ❤ ❤
— Luana (@starkxstan) September 24, 2018
Team Duke has had more practice, Team Duchess is doing great for a new player
— #ResistHate&Racism (@DeelightRI) September 24, 2018
#DuchessMeghan is very competitive. Lol. Sorry her team lost.
— GautamRodefriend (@GRodefriend) September 24, 2018
One thing kept coming up: Meghan’s heels. Some people were furious with her for wearing them.
Hahaha Meghan Markle wearing 4K worth of clothes that is all wrong for the occasion showing us again she really doesn’t belong. Stilettos for sporting event? Can Kate teach her how to dress? #DuchessofSussex #megxit
— msbrattyy (@msbrattyy) September 24, 2018
Thoughtless and disrespectful, jumping around in stilletoes on a gym floor. That shows she only cares about her appearance (height) and doesn't give a toss for others who have to use the sports floor. Also inappropriately dressed, looks like she is going to a drinks party.
— Valentino (@Valenti88723487) September 27, 2018
Her spiked heels are not compatible with and may actually gouge the basketball court floor. What is she thinking? Be more practical, Duchess!
— Kris Anderson (@LouisaSusie) September 24, 2018
But many more were just impressed that she could play in them — and play hard.
Wow she can also play with wearing heels❤️
— Olivia Hughley (@olibabie) September 24, 2018
Not sure what netball is, but Meghan Markle looked fabulous while playing it. https://t.co/ThyznTBKZT
— BET (@BET) September 26, 2018
Royalty and netball go hand-in-hand including the high heels. https://t.co/w4H2qdSHXy
— Clare Heasly (@SocialNetball) September 25, 2018
a NETBALL?! In HEELS?! She’s far too good for the royal family, what an absolute fucking hero!!! pic.twitter.com/IpQFWTxgnu
— Hollie (@holliesyner_) September 24, 2018
And the peplum on her shirt has people asking and hoping…
Yup, we see you pic.twitter.com/nPzBac2DGN
— LindseyE (@btyflchld30) September 24, 2018
— JacqB (@jacqb8) September 24, 2018
But do you really think so?? I hope you’re right, but I’d be surprised if she was pregnant before their big Australia tour. A first time mom never knows how her body will react to pregnancy and I’m sure they’d never want to cancel their first major tour.
— Katlyn (@kroedel87) September 25, 2018
She managed to prove her athletic prowess, start an online fight about shoes, and fuel a few pregnancy rumors. All in a day’s work for a Duchess.