On Monday the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had a blast at Loughborough University to attend the Coach Core Awards-and the way they got there will surprise you. The royal couple chose to go by public train to their public engagement and were seen by some commuters who were just going about their daily lives. One posted a video of Meghan and Harry walking across the platform with their security, writing, “Bizarrely sharing my train with Harry & Meghan today #LoughboroughToLeicester.”
This isn’t the first time that royal have used public transport-back in 2014, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tried to go incognito at Kings Cross train station as they were returning from a private trip to Norfolk. Of course, the Queen has her very own luxurious royal train to get around that she uses on rare occasions throughout the year-this year she was joined by Meghan when she made her trip to Cheshire in June.
At the event, the royal couple met with over 200 young Coach Core apprentices on Monday afternoon. This campaign was established by the Royal Foundation in 2012, and its main goal is to harness the power of sport, and its ability to change lives and empower young people. Paula Radcliffe, British tennis star Laura Robson, and England netballer Eboni Beckford-Chambers are just some of the sports stars that took part in the full day of sports training and mentoring before the awards ceremony.
The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex even had time to play a game between themselves, a game of ‘Duke and Duchess’. They teamed up with the apprentices in a netball shoot-out. In the end, it was Harry who got the win, however, there was clearly no love lost between the newlyweds, who shared a sweet embrace after the game.
After that, the royal couple attended the Coach Core Awards, alongside graduates, new joiners and other apprentices to celebrate their achievements in categories including Community Outreach Project of the Year, Graduate of the Year, Mentor of the Year, Educator of the Year and Apprentice of the Year.