12 Times the Royals Were Basically Walking Around in Gym Clothes
We love a good Gucci ball gown and Oscar de la Renta frock as much as the next princess...but there’s something so extremely satisfying about a workout-ready royal. News flash: They wear leggings as pants and look sorta schlubby in public, too! Here, 12 times the royals dressed down for the occasion.
When Kate Middleton Showed Off Her Competitive Side
The duchess raced William and Harry for London Marathon Training Day in February 2017. We're blaming her last place status on the fact that she was sprinting while wearing a fitted red puffer. (And we’re unclear why Will couldn’t change out of his button-down...)
And When She Kept it Casual for the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative
The Duchess of Cambridge sported a white sports jacket and black and white leggings for the event in 2018, three months before giving birth to Prince Louis.
When Meghan Markle Taught Us the Royal Way to Wear Leggings
In NYC for her American baby shower, the duchess conducted a masterclass in athleisure when she left the Mark hotel wearing Lululemon leggings and an Ingrid & Isobel zip-up under a beige wool coat.
When Princess Diana Wore Spandex for a Fitness Class
The people’s princess rocked bike shorts, a graphic sweatshirt and dad sneakers (three trends still going strong today) to a workout class in 1995. Though nowadays we might leave the slouched knee socks at home.
When Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Wore Neon Bike Shorts
The wife of Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son, Prince Edward, biked nearly 445 miles from Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace over seven days back in 2016. And who says royals are lazy?!
But Nothing Beats Queen Elizabeth in...Leggings?
Well, riding pants circa 1988. But, still. The avid equestrian probably wishes athleisure were an acceptable trend sooner.