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Meghan Markle arrives in Oscar de la Renta top for outing with Prince Harry

The Duchess of Sussex eschewed tracksuit bottoms and trainers in favour of a head-to-toe designer ensemble as she took part in a netball practice session on Monday.

Meghan, 37, looked stunning in an £1,636 Oscar de la Renta top and £555 Altuzarra trousers as she joined Prince Harry, 34, for the engagement at Loughborough University. 

Despite teetering in towering stiletto heels, Meghan was ready to get involved and stood in a circle to throw and catch a netball with aspiring young coaches. 

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, looked stunning in an £1,636 Oscar de la Renta top and £555 Altuzarra trousers as she joined Prince Harry, 34, at Loughborough University on Monday

Despite her towering stiletto heels, Meghan was still ready to get involved with students and gamely took part in a netball catching drill

Despite her towering stiletto heels, Meghan was still ready to get involved with students and gamely took part in a netball catching drill

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were on hand to present prizes for the Coach Core Awards.  

The scheme, set up by The Royal Foundation in 2012, recognises young people who show promise in the field.

The programme trains hundreds of young apprentices and puts them in touch with the biggest sports clubs in the country, in the hope they will one day become the next generation of coaches. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex smile as they attend the Coach Core Awards held at Loughborough University today

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex smile as they attend the Coach Core Awards held at Loughborough University today

The apprentices get tuition, a wage and hopefully a chance to become the next generation of sports coaches

The apprentices get tuition, a wage and hopefully a chance to become the next generation of sports coaches

The Duke and Duchess are joining graduates, new joiners and other apprentices to celebrate their achievements

Meghan picks up a ball in Loughborough

The Duke and Duchess are joining graduates, new joiners and other apprentices to celebrate their achievements

The Duchess of Sussex wears a blue top by Oscar de la Renta and trousers by Altuzarra at Loughborough University today

The Duchess of Sussex wears a blue top by Oscar de la Renta and trousers by Altuzarra at Loughborough University today

Meghan speaks to graduates as she attends the Coach Core Awards held at Loughborough University this afternoon

Meghan speaks to graduates as she attends the Coach Core Awards held at Loughborough University this afternoon

Meghan and Harry will help to celebrate the work by handing out prizes including  community outreach project of the year, graduate of the year, mentor of the year, educator of the year and apprentice of the year.   

Ahead of the ceremony Harry and Meghan showed off their competitive streaks when they went head-to-head in a netball shoot out.      

The duchess’ team featured the gymnastics coach Scott Hann, tennis star Laura Robson and had the added bonus of England netballer Eboni Beckford-Chambers.

While the duke shot hoops with marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe, former England batsman Mark Ramprakash, ex-England rugby player Ugo Monye and ex-US basketball star David Robinson.

The royal visit came as Sport England awarded the Royal Foundation a £995,500 National Lottery grant to double the reach of its Coach Core programme by adding 10 new sites in England over the next three years.

The royal couple will then attend the awards ceremony, hosted by TV sports presenter Jake Humphrey. 

Both Harry and Meghan will each present a category, before the prince gives a closing speech to the young apprentices. 

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