MEGHAN Markle has been passionate about yoga for many years and it appears Prince Harry has also taken up the practice – but Prince William beat his brother to it, a biography reveals.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are eagerly awaiting their first baby together, which they have revealed could be arriving as soon as April. In addition to giving up alcohol and caffeine in solidarity with the pregnant Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry is also thought to have embraced Meghan’s passion for meditation and yogic practices since falling for his wife. With Meghan shaking up Prince Harry’s routine, it seems she may have an unlikely companion for her hobby in his brother Prince William.
Katie Nicholl’s 2010 book “William and Harry” delves into the lives of the young princes behind the scenes.
In it, she reveals that Prince William has a surprising talent for yoga.
Ms Nicholl writes: “William believes that yoga is excellent for the mind and body and still practices today when he has time.
“William knew some positions form his mother, who practiced yoga regularly at Kensington Palace,and father, who used to train with yoga guru Dr Masaraf Ali.”
When Harry was just 15, William went on a gap year trip to Patagonia, South America, where the young prince “would teach some of the group how to hold certain positions”.
A friend, who joined the Duke of Cambridge on the trip in 2000, recalled: “William would be on his ground mat in his thermal long johns every morning.
“He would show us how to get into different poses. He knew a lot about yoga and said he practiced it at home.
“He was incredibly good at it and was able to hold some of the most advanced positions for minutes on end.
“He was also an excellent masseur and would often give some of the girls a back rub at the end of the day. He said he and his father benefited from regular massage.”
Meghan is well-known for her love of yoga, which she has practiced since she was a little girl with her mum Doria Ragland, who is a yoga instructor.
The Duchess featured on Best Health Magazine’s Instagram in 2016 in poses which showed her amazing flexibility.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK