How the Royal Family stays fit


How the Royal Family stays fit
Ever noticed that the members of the royal family are in impeccably good shape? From Kate Middleton’s slim physique to Prince Harry’s athletic build - coincidence can’t be the cause. We take a look at what the royals do in their day-to-day lives and share their top exercise tips, so you can add them to your routine.

Meghan Markle

Workout secret: Vinyasa yoga

The former Suits star and Prince Harry’s leading lady is almost as famous for her physique as she is for her love life, and it’s all down to yoga.

“My mum was a yoga instructor so that practice is in my blood,” she says. “I love an intense vinyasa class – and even better if it’s blasting hip-hop and done in a dark room with candlelight.”

Prince Harry


Workout secret: Military-style training

He may have a reputation for being laid back, but his workout routine is anything but!

Between endurance runs in full military kit, high-intensity circuit training and weights sessions in the gym, Harry maintains his army-level fitness by sticking to this rigorous military-style training regimen.

Kate Middleton


Workout secret: Planking

The Duchess of Cambridge has always been admired for her slim physique, and even now, with three kids in tow and a busy royal duty-filled schedule, Kate is just as fit as ever.

Pilates, skiing and even CrossFit, the real secret to Kate’s svelte physique, according to insiders, is the humble plank. She holds the plank for at least 45 seconds at a time, to tighten and tone her muscles.

Prince William

Workout secret: Fast fitness

Prince William’s schedule requires a lot of travel, so it’s important that his workout routine is flexible and able to be taken on the road. Wills achieves this by practising the Royal Canadian Air Force 5BX plan before breakfast, which only takes 11 minutes and is made up of five moves that work the whole body. Designed to get cadets fit quickly without equipment, it’s perfect for the ex-RAF pilot.

Pippa Middleton

Workout secret: the 10-week tone up

Since William and Kate’s wedding, Pippa’s amazing figure has been a major talking point. Clearly, the Middletons prioritise keeping in shape and staying healthy.

She’s a keen runner, having famously completed the Great Wall Marathon in China, but she now also has her own fitness programme called the 10-week tone up, which she released in conjunction with Waitrose supermarket in the UK. The plan focuses on strength and mobility and increases in difficulty each week.

Princess Beatrice

Workout secret: Triathlons and running

Princess Beatrice famously became the first royal to ever complete a marathon and later a triathlon, and she did this by recruiting the help of personal trainer Nadya Fairweather. She’s constantly competing in sporting events, proving her physical and mental ability.


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