And we don’t blame her…
From the editors of Time + Leisure
Words by Stacey Leasca
Now that Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are neighbours — and are about to become family — it’s no big surprise to hear that they are becoming friends. After all, who understands what you’re going through better than your sister-in-law and fellow royal?
Us Weekly reported that Kate and Meghan have taken a liking to one another, often popping by each other’s residences in Kensington to share a spot of tea and have a chat. Kate’s advice to Meghan reportedly often revolves around how to live life as a royal, while Meghan loves to share advice on a subject she’s well-versed in: healthy living.
‘She shares tips she’s read about healthy eating,’ a source shared with Us Weekly.
And although, let’s be real, your sister-in-law giving you health tips while you’re seven months pregnant sounds more than a little annoying, it really is something Meghan seems to be knowledgeable about.
As Meghan told Women’s Health, she’s an avid devotee of yoga. ‘[The] practice is in my blood,’ she said, alluding to the fact that her mother is a yoga instructor. ‘I love an intense vinyasa class — and even better if its blasting hip-hop and done in a dark room with candlelight. The best!’
Of course, that’s not the only way the future royal stays in shape. ‘I love running but I think you have to find a workout routine that really speaks to you beyond trying to get goals for your body,’ Meghan told Shape. ‘For me, running, I need it as much for my head and to clear my head as for keeping in shape.’
As for what she eats to stay healthy, Meghan revealed to Best Health that she tries to stay conscious of her food decisions during the week, but allows for a little fun on the weekends.
‘When I’m filming, I’m conscious of what I eat,’ she said. ‘I try to eat vegan during the week and then have a little bit more flexibility with what I dig into on the weekends.’
And in the interview she stressed the importance of ‘balance,’ something she surely stressed in her conversations with Kate too.
‘It’s all about balance,’ she said. ‘Because I work out the way I do, I don’t ever want to feel deprived. I feel that the second you do that is when you start to binge on things. It’s not a diet; it’s lifestyle eating.’
And perhaps most importantly, Meghan has expressed before that she not only takes care of her body, but her mind as well.
‘I give myself the luxury of downtime,’ she told Women’s Health. ‘We are all so incredibly busy and juggling so many things but I always take an hour to just decompress, watch mindless TV, snuggle with my dogs and enjoy a glass of wine. That’s all part of the investment. It’s a balance.’
Hopefully she and Kate can practice yoga, or run the grounds of Kensington together soon. In the meantime, tea and girl talk sounds lovely to us.