Pregnant Meghan Markle wears sneakers for the first time during a royal outing

Meghan Markle gets comfy in a pair of trainers while on board a yacht with Prince Harry. The eco-friendly sneakers are expected to sell out now that they've debuted on the duchess' feet. 

Anything Meghan Markle does fashion wise makes headlines. So it goes without saying that her first time to don trainers is newsworthy too. On Sunday, the Duchess of Sussex ditched her heels for a pair of comfortable trainers. She went sailing with her husband to witness this year’s Invictus Games. 


Clad in a pair of black jeans, a black turtleneck jumper, and an Invictus-branded waterproof jacket, Meghan capped her sporty look with a pair of white Veja Esplar sneakers. The French footwear made from sustainable materials is expected to be in high demand now that it’s been spotted on Meghan’s feet. Currently retailing at $120, the shoes reflect the pregnant royal’s passion for eco-friendly products. It’s reportedly made from organic cotton, vegetable tanned leather, and sustainably-managed rubber. 


The athletic shoes are probably what Meghan’s feet have been craving for lately now that she’s carrying her first child with Harry. She recently compared pregnancy to "having jetlag” revealing waking up at 4:30 am and not being able to sleep anymore. 

Harry is reportedly worried that she’s been stretching herself thin during their tour. In fact, he encouraged her to slow down and pace herself. Meghan obliged and took the morning off before their sailing trip.  She skipped a scheduled appearance at a cycling race where Harry explained she was resting because “being pregnant takes its toll.”  

Meghan’s much-needed break did her good. She reappeared later that day looking rejuvenated. In a pair of sunglasses, she was evidently in good spirits as she and Harry boarded a yacht to watch the sports event initiated by the Duke of Sussex in 2014. 

The Invictus Games was first launched in London after Harry witnessed a similar event, the Warrior Games in the US in 2013.  Inspired by the event which gave injured service personnel a chance to compete despite their weaknesses, Harry created his own version named Invictus, which means “unconquered” in Latin.  


Meghan and Harry showed their support during the games in Australia by cheering on the competitors. They stood on the boat despite the choppy waters. They also conversed with an American family who was surprised that the couple was on the same boat as theirs.

Meghan and Harry still have a long way to go in their 16-day trip. They’re yet to visit Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand after Australia. Despite their busy schedule, Meghan isn’t lacking in devoting attention to her pregnancy. Several times during an engagement in Bondi Beach, photos captured the duchess cradling her baby bump. The mom-to-be is clearly thinking of her unborn child every step of the way.

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