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    26 Sep 2018

    Meghan Markle Playing Netball Confirms She Really Is The Wing Attack Of The Royal Family

    “If you need! If you need!”

    Meghan Markle, an American who married into the British royal family, was introduced to the great game of netball this week.

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    The Duchess of Sussex was attending the Coach Core Awards where she and Prince Harry took part in a “netball shootout”.

    It’s Team Duke vs. Team Duchess as they join @WeAreCoachCoreUK apprentices for a netball shootout 🏀.

    Coach Core is an initiative that trains hundreds of young people to be sport coaches. Fun fact: 97% of graduates from the program then go straight into employment or continue full-time study.

    On Meghan’s team was Roses star and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Eboni B-Chambers, who said the new royal took “delight” in the “wonderful” sport.

    💬 @EboniBChambers: "It was an honour to be on the Duchess of Sussex's team and to see her delight in our wonderful sport! "The fact that netball was the sport chosen to be showcased illustrates its growing popularity within the UK." #ItsUsItsNow #RosesRISING #NetbALL https://t.co/8YAUkiR3PK

    The Duchess showed off some impressive hand-eye coordination that would make Sharon Strzelecki proud.

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    I mean, look at those reflexes and perfect hand placement. It’s easy to imagine her dominating the centre pass and being a solid support around the goal circle.

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    Sure she broke a lot of rules, like not taking off her jewellery before hitting the court.

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    Nor did she pull on a bib or have her nails checked.

    But these are just minor details, as she played in HEELS.

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    AKA super high heels, the kind that you’d carry home after a night out. They are also the kind of heels that RUIN netball courts.

    And designer clothes.

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    I can’t fathom what the violation would be for rolling up to Thursday night’s mixed netty game wearing a top by Oscar de la Renta and Altuzarra pants.

    Honestly I’m so impressed. This is the second-best thing to happen to the game since Kath scored the winning goal for the Sapphires.

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    I’m off to celebrate Meghan Markle: Duchess of Sussex, Queen of the Court.

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